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December 19, 2020

Marriott International scores its ESG performance, Henkel opens its ideas factory, Kering rebounds with e-commerce and growth in North America and China.

Marriott International scores its ESG performance

Family-controlled Marriott International, Inc, the largest lodging company in the world, says it has achieved its goal of spending $500 million with women-owned businesses one year ahead of schedule and spent nearly a billion dollars with diverse- and women-owned businesses.

The goal was among the highlights in its 2020 Serve 360 Report released this month on its diversity, volunteerism and other environmental, social and governance activities.

November 20, 2020

It was family business as usual. Two founding brothers running their enterprise with their four children—two daughters and two sons—in different stages of being groomed to take up important positions. The elders continued to occupy leadership roles and their trusted advisers made sure that the power of decision was always retained by them.

It was family business as usual. Two founding brothers running their enterprise with their four children—two daughters and two sons—in different stages of being groomed to take up important positions. The elders continued to occupy leadership roles and their trusted advisers made sure that the power of decision was always retained by them.

March 23, 2020

The boards of family businesses need to step up their professionalisation to broaden succession planning, introduce the next generation and improve the gender mix, says a leading international family business consultant.

The boards of family businesses need to step up their professionalisation to broaden succession planning, introduce the next generation and improve the gender mix, says a leading international family business consultant.

September 25, 2019

Rapid growth in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals worldwide has slowed to a crawl and their total wealth has dropped for the first time in three years to $32.3 trillion.

Rapid growth in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals worldwide has slowed to a crawl and their total wealth has dropped for the first time in three years to $32.3 trillion.

May 24, 2019

Britain’s biggest family businesses are stymied in entrepreneurialism by their older and less diverse boards of directors compared to their public company rivals.

Britain’s biggest family businesses are stymied in entrepreneurialism by their older and less diverse boards of directors compared to their public company rivals.

The average female representation on a UK family board was as low as 12%, much lower compared to all FTSE 100 companies at 23%, according to a new report out this week on the corporate governance arrangements of the country’s largest family firms by turnover.

January 28, 2019

DSP Group has rebranded with a renewed focus on social responsible investing and providing advice to women to help them take control of their financial future. Aditi Kothari Desai, director and head of sales and marketing at DSP Investment Managers, shares some of its innovations.

DSP Group has rebranded with a renewed focus on social responsible investing and providing advice to women to help them take control of their financial future. Aditi Kothari Desai, director and head of sales and marketing at DSP Investment Managers, shares some of its innovations.

DSP Group is a global investment manager with an Indian heart and soul with a 152-year legacy. We are honoured to manage money and create wealth for millions of Indian and foreign individuals, plus many corporate treasuries and several large foreign institutions.

September 19, 2018

Family businesses are on course to be led by more women, as responsibilities and wealth transfer to the next generation, and the dividends to society and the balance sheet are already clear.

Family businesses are on course to be led by more women, as responsibilities and wealth transfer to the next generation, and the dividends to society and the balance sheet are already clear.

While it is still far more common to see men at the top in family business, and the gender pay gap closes at a glacial pace, some research suggests that inequality is less acute within family-controlled companies than other businesses.

September 13, 2018

CampdenFB brings you the next fabulous five of 20 next-generation women we are championing in September who are ones to watch in the global family business community.

CampdenFB brings you the next fabulous five of 20 next-generation women we are championing in September who are ones to watch in the global family business community.

Next-generation women could be considered the keepers of the flame of their family’s values, a perspective which could make significant impacts on the policies and practices of the firms they inherit.

September 6, 2018

The next generation of women in families are advancing gender equality while leading their businesses to even greater success. To recognise their efforts, CampdenFB is profiling 20 ones to watch throughout September.

The next generation of women in families are advancing gender equality while leading their businesses to even greater success through innovation and collaboration.

Yet they still face challenges. Women are underrepresented at the leadership level of global business and family firms are unfortunately no exception.

Senior management roles held by women worldwide increased by a mere 1% in the decade to 2017, according to the newly launched Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. 

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