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November 29, 2011

Companies where the founder is still alive and involved in management are more likely to act in a socially responsible way than family businesses in their second generation or more, a study has found.

Companies where the founder is still alive and involved in management are more likely to act in a socially responsible way than family businesses in their second generation or more, a study has found.

Lead author of the research John Bingham, associate professor of organisational leadership and strategy at Brigham Young University in the US, told CampdenFB that there was no link between the age of a business and social responsibility, but founder involvement did have an impact.

September 1, 2008

At Hasbro we make toys. We also make a lot of packaging and, consequently, we’re part of a bigger problem affecting our world – waste.

At Hasbro we make toys. We also make a lot of packaging and, consequently, we're part of a bigger problem affecting our world – waste.

We work with another family-owned business, Wal-Mart, to lessen our impact and the results are startling. Every one of our products today has a traceable footprint and Wal-Mart expects us to improve our environmental responsibility on that product on a yearly basis.

July 1, 2007

Since 1895 Lavazza has been a household name in Italy and remains the country’s most popular
coffee brand. Marc Smith talks to fourth-generation Giuseppe Lavazza about their socially responsible side and how they are pursuing new markets …

Marc Smith is acting editor of Families in Business.

Since 1895 Lavazza has been a household name in Italy and remains the country's most popular coffee brand. Marc Smith talks to fourth-generation Giuseppe Lavazza about their socially responsible side and how they are pursuing new markets …

November 1, 2006

Suzy bibko is editor of Families in Business.

January 1, 2003

The FBN conference presented many opportunities for delegates to learn about issues affecting family businesses

Sabine Klein is a Research Fellow at INSEAD Fontainebleau, teaching family business at the University of Trier, and an associate with The Family Business Consulting Group, Marietta, GA, USA.

Justin Craig is a Postgraduate Research Fellow in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Family Business and an Associate of the Australian Centre for Family Business at Bond University in Australia.

Ken Moores is the founding and current Research Director of the Australian Centre for Family Business, Bond University, Australia.

September 1, 2002

Globalisation has revealed the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor of the world. But instead of pouring yet more aid into poverty-stricken areas, responsible investment, in particular the provision of financial services to poor entrepreneurs, has been found to be a more effective social and economic development tool – and a great way for family businesses to give back to society

Melchior de Muralt is Vice President, Blue Orchard Finance Ltd and Partner at Pury Pictet Turrettini &Cie Ltd. Jean-Philippe de Schrevel is Director of Blue Orchard Finance Ltd.

Globalisation has revealed the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor of the world. But instead of pouring yet more aid into poverty-stricken areas, responsible investment, in particular the provision of financial services to poor entrepreneurs, has been found to be a more effective social and economic development tool – and a great way for family businesses to give back to society

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