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May 10, 2016

From Koch Industries to Advance Publications, Campden Research has compiled the first-ever list of the Top 10 wholly-owned US family businesses – a group we’ve dubbed ‘The 100% Club’

June 26, 2013

Family business should not be confused with small business in the US

Size matters in the US, which is home to some of the world’s biggest family businesses. The country’s five largest family-controlled firms – Walmart, Ford, Cargill, Koch Industries and Comcast – had combined revenues of $911.9 billion (€694.8 billion) in 2012, more than Indonesia’s GDP.

April 7, 2010

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth-generation, is attempting to highlight its increasing commitment to sustainability around the world with a new ad campaign.

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth-generation, is attempting to highlight its increasing commitment to sustainability around the world with a new ad campaign.

The campaign is focused on the work SC Johnson does to increase sustainable farming of its products in the East African region, specifically Rwanda.

March 31, 2010

As we reported last week, family businesses were very well represented in a list of the world’s most ethical companies. But what defines an ethical company and how can family businesses – traditionally seen as being inherently socially responsible – improve what they do in this field, asks Marc Smith

As we reported last week, family businesses were very well represented in a list of the world's most ethical companies (click here to read our coverage of the story).

November 3, 2009

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth generation, has released a new advertisement emphasising the family values of the company in order to reinforce its commitment to sustainability.

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth generation, has released a new advertisement emphasising the family values of the company in order to reinforce its commitment to sustainability.

April 1, 2008

America may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of countries that are looking to improve its environmental footprint, but one family company is determined to help the superpower buck the trend.

America may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of countries looking to improve their environmental footprint, but one family company is determined to help the superpower buck the trend.

SC Johnson has struck a five-year deal with Spartan Renewable Energy to power 46% of its second largest North American manufacturing plant in Bay City, Michigan. Giant windmills will provide approximately 31.5 million kilowatt hours and help keep 29,500 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere annually.

January 1, 2008

When a family business goes global, by choice or by circumstance, the family could then face the further decision of whether or not to go public. Will this make the business easier to manage or will the family lose control? John A Davis explores …

John A Davis is faculty chair of Harvard Business School's executive education program, Families in Business.

When a family business goes global, by choice or by circumstance, the family could then face the further decision of whether or not to go public. Will this make the business easier to manage or will the family lose control? John A Davis explores …

July 1, 2006

Instilling a sense of ‘giving’ into the next generation can release a passion and bring with it a motivation. Joachim Schwass explains why this is the ideal tool for linking the younger generation to both the business and the family’s values

Joachim Schwass  is Professor of Family Business at IMD and Co-Director of the Leading the Family Business programme.

Instilling a sense of 'giving' into the next generation can release a passion and bring with it a motivation. Joachim Schwass explains why this is the ideal tool for linking the younger generation to both the business and the family's values

January 1, 2005

Despite having to contend with internal family tensions on top of the usual work stresses, family businesses still outperform non-family businesses. At the end of the day it’s not what they succeed at, but the way they succeed that makes the difference, says Jane Hilburt-Davis

Jane Hilburt-Davis is founder of Key Resources, an international family business consultancy based in Boston, MA.

Despite having to contend with internal family tensions on top of the usual work stresses, family businesses still outperform non-family businesses. At the end of the day it's not what they succeed at, but the way they succeed that makes the difference, says Jane Hilburt-Davis

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