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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.
 

August 22, 2008

Investors who have been lobbying for some of the US' largest companies to go green are celebrating after a record 57 climate-related shareholder resolutions were filed during the 2008 proxy season.

Investors who have been lobbying for some of the US' largest companies to go green are celebrating after a record 57 climate-related shareholder resolutions were filed during the 2008 proxy season – nearly half of which were withdrawn after the companies agreed to action their climate-related commitments.

Prevalent among these companies was family-owned Ford, which becomes the first US auto company to provide a detailed plan of how it plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its new vehicle fleet by at least 30% over the next 12 years.

May 22, 2008

The Rockefeller family has gained support in its cause to split the role of chairman and CEO in ExxonMobil.

The Rockefeller family has gained support in its cause to split the role of chairman and CEO at ExxonMobil. Nineteen institutional investors – including some of ExxonMobil's largest shareowners – are voting next week to urge ExxonMobil to address climate change risks and opportunities and to separate the chairman and CEO positions.

May 1, 2008

Green is the new black with investors looking to play their part in fighting climate change – all while making a hot profit. The real estate sector is no different discovers Michael Fischer, who analyses how green property can also be an investment worth making

Green is the new black with investors looking to play their part in fighting climate change – all while making a hot profit. The real estate sector is no different discovers Michael Fischer, who analyses how green property can also be an investment worth making

May 1, 2008

Members of the Rockefeller family have hit out at oil giant ExxonMobile, expressing concern over the direction of the company.

Members of the Rockefeller family have hit out at oil giant ExxonMobile, expressing concern over the direction of the company. The Rockefellers, who are long-term continuous Exxon shareholders, have previously been content to sit on the sidelines.

However the family - descended from John D Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil - has now broken its silence. Family members are demanding Exxon increase its use of alternative fuels by investing more in cleaner technology and cutting greenhouse emissions at its plants.

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

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January 1, 2003

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business, IMD and Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center.

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

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