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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.

August 23, 2017

How does a fifth-generation member of one of Europe’s most notable family businesses continue its long tradition of social consciousness? By launching a second career as an impact investing pioneer. Daniel Bardsley reports.

How does a fifth-generation member of one of Europe’s most notable family businesses continue its long tradition of social consciousness? By launching a second career as an impact investing pioneer. Daniel Bardsley reports.

Many people, after two or three decades in one line of work, find the idea of reinventing themselves professionally appealing. In reality, only a minority go ahead with it and take the plunge. For Stephen Brenninkmeijer, however, such a career change was always part of the plan.

August 22, 2017

Richard Steele rounds up new and noteworthy business book releases. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

Richard Steele rounds up the new and noteworthy business book releases, which look at topics including positive leadership by example, ethical entrepreneurship and how businesses can up their game. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

 


Fixing Business – Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All

Author: Digby Jones
Rated 3/5
Published by: Wiley
Pages 200

August 18, 2017

The burgeoning number of young investors looking to create positive impact along with profits are being encouraged to “do their homework” as so-called “impact investing” becomes more mainstream.

The burgeoning number of young investors looking to create positive impact along with profits are being encouraged to “do their homework” as so-called “impact investing” becomes more mainstream.

New research by Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing shows millennials are driving the $9 trillion sustainable investment market, and are twice as likely as other investors to put money into companies and funds targeting social or environmental goals.

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