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December 23, 2019

Reimann family’s JAB Holding blends coffee brands, Lauder family fortunes rise as empire grows, Wallenberg family’s Electrolux makes white goods go green.

Reimann family’s JAB Holding blends coffee brands

JAB Holding, family office of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family, is merging two of its coffee brands with a view to a major listing in 2020 as competition with Nestle heats up.

November 22, 2019

Melia, Inditex and Damm families lead Spain’s digital revolution, family businesses H&M Group and IKEA unite to study recycled textiles, and Hays family creates 1,500 new careers in the UK’s travel industry.

Melia, Inditex and Damm families lead Spain’s digital revolution

Spanish family businesses Melia Hotels International, Inditex and Damm have been named among the top 10 companies leading the digital transformation of the Spanish economy.

Research by the Coordenadas Institute of Governance and Applied Economics hailed the families and public peers, such as Telefonica and Seat, for adapting their business models through digitalisation. Their motivation was to enhance their competitiveness and position themselves as international benchmarks.

March 26, 2019

The Swedish family controlled appliance giant Electrolux is setting the benchmark on sustainability with its launch of green bonds this week and ambitious renewable targets on track for 2020.

The Swedish family controlled appliance giant Electrolux is setting the benchmark on sustainability with its launch of green bonds this week and ambitious renewable targets on track for 2020.

The world’s fifth largest consumer goods manufacturer issued the first bond loan within its green bond framework, raising SEK 1 billion ($108.4 million) to fund investments and other projects with environmental benefits.

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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