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April 30, 2021

The impact of Covid-19 was felt almost immediately in most industries and regions of the world. We believed that the first indicator of the impact of Covid-19 on family and non-family businesses would be reflected in their revenue and that proved to be correct.

The impact of Covid-19 was felt almost immediately in most industries and regions of the world. We believed that the first indicator of the impact of Covid-19 on family and non-family businesses would be reflected in their revenue and that proved to be correct.

March 18, 2021

Family businesses demonstrate greater resilience than non-family firms during the Covid-19 pandemic due to their patient capital, social responsibility and accelerated business transformation, but the crisis has brought home the need for families to formalise and communicate their succession plans.

Family businesses demonstrate greater resilience than non-family firms during the Covid-19 pandemic due to their patient capital, social responsibility and accelerated business transformation, but the crisis has brought home the need for families to formalise and communicate their succession plans.

September 25, 2020

Agnelli family’s Exor deals risk with GEDI but reward with Fiat Chrysler; e-commerce, Chinese and comfort sales cushion L’Oreal against the coronavirus, heiress Verena Bahlsen leads her family business to innovation and social responsibility.

Agnelli family’s Exor deals risk with GEDI but reward with Fiat Chrysler

The completion of the Agnelli family’s €104.2 million ($121 million) buy back of control of GEDI from the De Benedetti family came at a fortuitous time as Italy’s largest editorial group suffers in the first half of the year of the coronavirus.

March 26, 2018

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

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.

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