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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 

March 8, 2018

In the wake of #MeToo, and a stream of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men, more banks are encouraging clients to turn public awareness into proactive investment.

In the wake of #MeToo, and a stream of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men, more banks are encouraging clients to turn public awareness into proactive investment.

The latest trend in impact investing is “gender-lens” funds, which allow investors to put their money where their mouth is by supporting companies that champion gender equality.

UBS set up such an exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year, in conjunction with Equileap, an organisation that promotes equality-based investing.

December 20, 2017

A.G. Sulzberger becomes sixth family member to head New York Times, South African second-generation retailer Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chair, Ford Foundation invests in social impact with new director.

A.G. Sulzberger becomes sixth family member to head New York Times

Fifth-generation Arthur Gregg (A.G.) Sulzberger is to become the publisher of The New York Times taking over from his father, Arthur O (A.O.) Sulzberger (pictured), Jr who has held the position since 1992.

Currently its deputy publisher, the 37-year-old will become publisher on 1 January, 2018—the sixth member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family to hold the position since its patriarch Adolph S Ochs bought the paper in 1896.

December 14, 2017

Essilor-Luxottica to hire chief executive, losses widen for British bag maker, and £100m sustainability fund launches

Essilor-Luxottica to hire chief executive

A position heading the company created by the €50 billion ($59 billion) merger of Luxottica and Essilor is about open up, with the firms acknowledging they will look for a new chief executive for the eyewear giant.

Hubert Sagnières, chairman and chief executive of Essilor, told the Financial Times he was “too old” for the new gig and confirmed the newly-created company would hire a new chief.

November 23, 2017

Family philanthropy drives corporate donations boom; Colgin Cellars joins LVMH; and time flies for impact investing

Family philanthropy drives corporate donations boom

Philanthropy has boomed since the global financial crisis, with a record high of £1.83 billion ($2.4 billion) donated in 2016.

The number of donations of £1 million ($1.3 million) and above was also up by two-thirds over the decade, according to the 10th anniversary Coutts Million Pound Donors Report released this week.

October 18, 2017

Sharing the lessons learned is one of the recommendations in a new report on technical assistance in the impact investment industry.

Sharing the lessons learned is one of the recommendations in a new report on technical assistance in the impact investment industry.

Beyond Investment: The Power of Capacity-Building Support was launched by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) this month and highlights “common, effective practices and opportunities to enhance future practices”.

September 20, 2017

After three decades of working as a fifth-generation member of the business that founded and still owns the C&A clothing retail chain, family entrepreneur Stephen Brenninkmeijer turned to impact investing. He discusses funding and supporting promising ventures with a social mission.

After three decades of working as a fifth-generation member of the business that founded and still owns the C&A clothing retail chain, family entrepreneur Stephen Brenninkmeijer turned to impact investing. He discusses funding and supporting promising ventures with a social mission.

September 12, 2017

Equities and private equity drove a turnaround in family office investment performance this past year, as revealed in the newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO).

Equities and private equity drove a turnaround in family office investment performance this past year, as revealed in the newly-released Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO).

September 7, 2017

The countdown is on until the release of the world’s most comprehensive piece of family office research.

The countdown is on until the release of the world’s most comprehensive piece of family office research.

On 12 September Campden Wealth, in partnership with UBS, will launch the Global Family Office Report 2017 (GFO)—a study of 262 family offices from across the globe with an average $921 million assets under management.

Campden Wealth chief executive Dominic Samuelson said he was looking forward to the launch of the fourth edition of the GFO.

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