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February 20, 2021

William Clay Ford Jr, the family principal behind the motor giant’s electrification, Record revenue accelerates Walton family’s Walmart strategy, Sheldon Adelson heirs unlikely to gamble on his casino empire’s future.

William Clay Ford Jr, the family principal behind the motor giant’s electrification

The $1 billion electric vehicle transformation by the Ford Motor Company in Europe is a vindication for its fourth-generation executive chairman, William Clay Ford Jr, a lifelong environmentalist.

The $155.9 billion family-controlled automaker announced this week all of its passenger and commercial vehicle ranges in Europe will be zero-emissions capable—all-electric or plug-in hybrid—by 2026, moving to entirely electric by 2030.

October 14, 2020

Ramesh S Ramakrishnan, the chairman of the global family-controlled shipping and logistics group Transworld, says being alert and agile for new opportunities will be vital for families as businesses cope with the new post-pandemic world.

Ramesh S Ramakrishnan, the chairman of the global family-controlled shipping and logistics group Transworld, says being alert and agile for new opportunities will be vital for families as businesses cope with the new post-pandemic world.

April 7, 2020

Dilmah, the global Sri Lankan family tea producing business, has moved swiftly to safeguard its workforce and adapt its manufacturing when confronted by the coronavirus, and calls for humane family values to recalibrate the post-Covid-19 world.

Dilmah, the global Sri Lankan family tea producing business, has moved swiftly to safeguard its workforce and adapt its manufacturing when confronted by the coronavirus, and calls for humane family values to recalibrate the post-Covid-19 world.

July 6, 2017

Asia’s tradition of religious giving and increasing wealth is being channelled into a growing movement towards social investing among the wealthy and family offices, new research finds.

Asia’s tradition of religious giving and increasing wealth is being channelled into a growing movement towards social investing among the wealthy and family offices, new research finds.

Countries with a legacy of wealth, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, saw family foundations take a more prominent role in strategic philanthropy, according to The Social Investment Landscape in Asia by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

June 28, 2017

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy; Dubai to launch first Crowd Endowment Park in the world; Natwest introduces new Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy; Dubai to launch first Crowd Endowment Park in the world; Natwest introduces new Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year award

Faulty airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

An airbag company made famous for all the wrong reasons has filed for bankruptcy in Japan and the United States.

June 15, 2017

In the first of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, explains what the Common Reporting Standard means for protectors of family trusts.

In the first of a two part commentary, global advisory firm Maitland Group, explains what the Common Reporting Standard means for protectors of family trusts.

Being the protector of a family trust can seem a pretty thankless task. The role comes with a swathe of duties and obligations, albeit laudable, and will often be unremunerated. What’s more, protectors will frequently incur personal expense and inconvenience arising from their office.

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).

March 23, 2010

The 2010 list of the world’s most ethical companies includes many family-owned or –controlled businesses, confirming the sector’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The 2010 list of the world's most ethical companies includes many family-owned or –controlled businesses, confirming the sector's commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The list, compiled by the Ethisphere Institute, includes 100 companies from a wide range of countries and industries.

September 1, 2006

Asian family business are returning some of their globally-made fortunes to good causes back home, fueling a growing philanthropic sector in Asia. Michael Yeoh reports on the business families who traditionally preserved their wealth for family

Michael Yeoh is founder, executive director and chief executive officer of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the ASLI Foundation, based in Kuala Lumpur.

Asian family business are returning some of their globally-made fortunes to good causes back home, fueling a growing philanthropic sector in Asia. Michael Yeoh reports on the business families who traditionally preserved their wealth for family

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