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November 11, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and its social and economic reverberations are triggering particularly salient challenges for family businesses. The first one relates to family business succession.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its social and economic reverberations are triggering particularly salient challenges for family businesses. The first one relates to family business succession.

October 12, 2020

Families and private investors say long-term impact investing delivers social and environmental outcomes while growing capital and managing risks in an era of global disruption.

Families and private investors say long-term impact investing delivers social and environmental outcomes while growing capital and managing risks in an era of global disruption.

More than 300 respondents with an estimated accumulated net worth of $264 billion from 41 countries surveyed by Campden Wealth reported an average return on impact investments of 9% in 2019, compared to 12% for traditional investments.

February 13, 2020

Family business involves the informal, the unsaid and the invisible as much as the formal, the said and the visible. It’s all about the past linked to the present and the future with each family member having a unique lens of interpretation that’s relevant and true for them from their perspective.

Family business involves the informal, the unsaid and the invisible as much as the formal, the said and the visible. It’s all about the past linked to the present and the future with each family member having a unique lens of interpretation that’s relevant and true for them from their perspective.

Emotional sensitivity matters and threads of purpose awaken in families in very different ways. An informal network exists in families both at home and in the office which can undermine the formal network easily.

November 11, 2019

The world was a different place in the 2000s when CampdenFB was launched. While issues of good governance and succession planning are always front of mind for family principals, the new century has opened up the family business space to more pressure on more fronts than ever before. Are these six areas indicative of what’s to come?

The world was a different place in the 2000s when CampdenFB was launched. While issues of good governance and succession planning are always front of mind for family principals, the new century has opened up the family business space to more pressure on more fronts than ever before. Are these six areas indicative of what’s to come?

November 8, 2018

Family businesses are being urged to define, strategise and raise public awareness of their guiding principles to give themselves the edge over competitors, especially in an uncertain world.

Family businesses are being urged to define, strategise and raise public awareness of their guiding principles to give themselves the edge over competitors, especially in an uncertain world.

January 27, 2010

Germany has found a new way to celebrate its “Mittelstand” – its tradition of largely family-owned, not-so-small companies – and take a swipe at “casino capitalism” at the same time, writes Darrell Delamaide

Germany has found a new way to celebrate its "Mittelstand" – its tradition of largely family-owned, not-so-small companies – and take a swipe at "casino capitalism" at the same time.

Handelsblatt, the flagship newspaper of the family-owned Holtzbrinck publishing group, last week celebrated its second annual induction into the family business Hall of Fame, naming banker Friedrich von Metzler and industrialist Heinrich Weiss to a virtual pantheon of German family entrepreneurs.

January 20, 2010

The 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum begins next week and could signal a resurgence in the popularity of the values on which many family businesses are based

The 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum begins next week and could signal a resurgence in the popularity of the values on which many family businesses are based.
 
The theme of this year's annual meeting is "Improve the state of the world: rethink, redesign, rebuild". The founder and executive chairman of the forum, Klaus Schwab, said: "We have to rethink our values – we are living together in a global society with many different cultures.
 

October 22, 2009

It is hard to remain positive when we are surrounded with negativity: rising unemployment, falling revenues and hardship dominate the headlines. Yet now is the perfect time to turn bad news into good, writes Peter Thomas.

It is hard to remain positive when we are surrounded with negativity: rising unemployment, falling revenues and hardship dominate the daily headlines. Yet now is the perfect time to focus on the positive and turn bad news into good, writes Peter Thomas.

The global economic downturn, which has touched all of us in some way, presents us with the perfect opportunity to rethink what's important in life and the true meaning of success. From there, we can focus on how to achieve success, or more of it, for those already on their way.

August 6, 2008

Sir Michael Bibby tells Marc Smith how values have played an integral part in the success of his 200-year-old family business

Sir Michael Bibby tells Marc Smith how values have played an integral part in the success of his 200-year-old family business

When Sir Michael Bibby starts quoting from a family document that dates back to 1899 you realise that family business values have been around longer than most companies, let alone CSR policies and mission statements. "Our duty is to conduct the business with every care and energy with which we are capable," reads Sir Michael, sixth-generation CEO of Bibby Line Group, a diversified business that celebrated its 200th birthday in 2007.

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