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March 20, 2015

US philanthropist Marguerite Harbert, from the family behind Harbert Management Corporation (HMC), has died this week, aged 91.

US philanthropist Marguerite Harbert, from the family behind Harbert Management Corporation (HMC), has died this week, aged 91.

The Alabama-based family business started as construction firm Harbert Corporation, but diversified into financial services and investment management under the leadership of her son Raymond Harbert.

Harbert’s late husband started the business in 1949.

It was a number of large-scale projects such as the Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham and the Red Mountain Expressway.

March 1, 2007

Big business is getting its hands dirty in the name of charity, forming companies whose specific goals are to benefit mankind, all while making a profit. David Nicholson examines the brave new and sometimes controversial world of “for-profit” philanthropy

ig business is getting its hands dirty in the name of charity, forming companies whose specific goals are to benefit mankind, all while making a profit. David Nicholson examines the brave new and sometimes controversial world of "for-profit" philanthrop.

David Nicholson is a freelance writer based in the UK.

March 1, 2007

Philanthropy is changing, and for the better. With billionaires setting a new standard in how their wealth can positively impact others, the world is set to become a better place. Sam Davis III and Dennis Jaffe discuss the thinking behind strategic philanthropy

Philanthropy is changing, and for the better. With billionaires setting a new standard in how their wealth can positively impact others, the world is set to become a better place. Sam Davis III and Dennis Jaffe discuss the thinking behind strategic philanthropy.

Sam Davis III is a Principal in Relative Solutions and a Fellow in the Family Firm Institute.
Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.

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