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March 26, 2018

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

September 18, 2015

Sewage gas to bioplastics, hybrid drive to thermal waste – the definition of CleanTech is ever-evolving and it is a lot more than your standard solar panel or wind turbine.

Sewage gas to bioplastics, hybrid drive to thermal waste – the definition of CleanTech is ever-evolving and it is a lot more than your standard solar panel or wind turbine.

July 9, 2014

Peter Wege, a significant donor to environmental causes and the former second-gen vice chairman of furniture family business Steelcase, has died in Michigan, US, aged 94.

Peter Wege, a significant donor to environmental causes and the former second-gen vice chairman of furniture family business Steelcase, has died in Michigan, US, aged 94.

Founded in 1912 by Wege’s father, Peter Martin Wege, Steelcase is the world’s largest office furniture manufacturer, reporting revenues of $2.9 billion last year.

May 29, 2013

French family business Bouygues is on a mission to protect the environment, and has joined forces with carmaker Renault to do so.

French family business Bouygues is on a mission to protect the environment, and has joined forces with carmaker Renault to do so.

On 27 May, Martin Bouygues, second-gen chairman and chief executive of Bouygues received the keys of a ZOE – Renault's first entirely electric mass-market car – from Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Renault.

May 17, 2010

Lee Kun Hee, the second-generation chairman of Samsung Electronics, became South Korea’s richest man in terms of stock ownership after the listing of Samsung Life Insurance Co last week.

Lee Kun Hee, the second-generation chairman of Samsung Electronics, became South Korea's richest man in terms of stock ownership after the listing of Samsung Life Insurance Co last week.

Based on the closing price after the IPO, stocks owned by Lee were valued at $10.71 billion making him the country's richest man, according the Chaebul.com, a specialist website that collates information on the country's family-owned conglomerates.
 

May 1, 2008

Climate change is a subject that is never far from the headlines. But when it comes to green investing, what are the options? Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Alternative Investment Conference in Monaco to find out

Climate change is a subject that is never far from the headlines. But when it comes to green investing, what are the options? Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Alternative Investment Conference in Monaco to find out

Roundtable Panel

May 1, 2008

Paper companies are feeling the strain with the need to be environmentally friendly and the growth of the internet. Marc Smith talks to a fourth-generation member of family-owned Myllykoski to see how they are coping

Paper companies are feeling the strain with the need to be environmentally friendly and the growth of the internet. Marc Smith talks to a fourth-generation member of family-owned Myllykoski to see how they are coping

Forests and business families have a lot in common. They both have strong roots, regularly renew themselves and provide a protective canopy. But they can also be incredibly fragile, and everyone knows the old adage about not being able to see the wood for the trees.  

April 1, 2008

America may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of countries that are looking to improve its environmental footprint, but one family company is determined to help the superpower buck the trend.

America may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of countries looking to improve their environmental footprint, but one family company is determined to help the superpower buck the trend.

SC Johnson has struck a five-year deal with Spartan Renewable Energy to power 46% of its second largest North American manufacturing plant in Bay City, Michigan. Giant windmills will provide approximately 31.5 million kilowatt hours and help keep 29,500 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere annually.

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