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February 17, 2021

From the onset of the new millennium, business leaders have been increasingly interested in ‘purpose’—the idea that they might look beyond the profit motive alone to consider why the business exists and what purpose it serves. 

From the onset of the new millennium, business leaders have been increasingly interested in ‘purpose’—the idea that they might look beyond the profit motive alone to consider why the business exists and what purpose it serves. 

The idea was given popular force by business author Simon Sinek, whose 2009 book Start with Why visualised business purpose as a ‘Golden Circle’—actually, three concentric circles, with WHY in the inside circle, HOW in the middle and WHAT in the outside circle.

November 25, 2020

The Russell Investments annual ESG Manager Survey of active managers assesses the integration of ESG considerations in investment processes among equity, fixed income and private market managers and spotlights firm wide policies, use of data, engagement and integration.

The Russell Investments annual ESG Manager Survey of active managers assesses the integration of ESG considerations in investment processes among equity, fixed income and private market managers and spotlights firm wide policies, use of data, engagement and integration.

The survey was conducted from 26 May to 17 July, with the results published 6 October, 2020.

Have environmental, social and governance factors increased or decreased in importance?

November 17, 2020

Hoshi Ryokan from Japan, C Hoare & Co from the United Kingdom, De Kuyper Royal Distillers from The Netherlands and Mellerio dits Meller from France are some of the oldest companies in the world. While they represent diverse industries, from hospitality and banking services, to royal heritage distillery and luxury jewellery, they all share one common model. As family businesses, they managed to navigate multiple crises and build resilience over generations. 

Hoshi Ryokan from Japan, C Hoare & Co from the United Kingdom, De Kuyper Royal Distillers from The Netherlands and Mellerio dits Meller from France are some of the oldest companies in the world. While they represent diverse industries, from hospitality and banking services, to royal heritage distillery and luxury jewellery, they all share one common model. As family businesses, they managed to navigate multiple crises and build resilience over generations.

September 4, 2020

Escarrer family’s road to recovery after Melia Hotels almost hit zero revenue, US billionaire vintner Bill Foley finds record New Zealand profits in premiumisation, Gebruder Weiss meets rising demand in e-sales with new delivery hub.

Escarrer family’s road to recovery after Melia Hotels almost hit zero revenue

Spain’s Escarrer family is focusing on renovated resort hotels, incorporating independent accommodation providers, digitalisation and its loyalty scheme in its post-coronavirus travel recovery strategy after the family-owned Melia Hotels International suffered its worst semester in history.

May 1, 2020

Family businesses are overcoming global coronavirus lockdowns by using innovative digital strategies to reassure audiences, update customers, share healthcare advice and pay tribute to their workforce.

Family businesses are overcoming global coronavirus lockdowns by using innovative digital strategies to reassure audiences, update customers, share healthcare advice and pay tribute to their workforce.

October 22, 2019

France family changes gear at NASCAR with merger and restructure, Goya Foods not for sale insists Unanue family, Hopeful Henry Sy family next gen “has a lot of rice to eat”.

France family changes gear at NASCAR with merger and restructure

The France family says it will drive the growth of the $3 billion US stock car racing industry over the next decade with its $2 billion merger of the family’s public track-owning entity into its private parent organisation NASCAR.

July 19, 2019

Benetton and LVMH are the latest global family businesses to enhance their brands by touting their sustainability commitments, but family experts note the value-adds of marketing authenticity to millennials and reputational rehabilitation.

Benetton and LVMH are the latest global family businesses to enhance their brands by touting their sustainability commitments, but family experts note the value-adds of marketing authenticity to millennials and reputational rehabilitation.

From 2020, Benetton Group collections will be increasingly sustainable with the use of mono-fibre, organic cotton, natural fibres, cellulose-based labels, natural dyes and laser and ozone treatments.

August 7, 2017

Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership, continues her discussion of 10 core disciplines based on the research she supervised into the strategic and entrepreneurial approaches taken by successful family enterprises. After her first five principles last week, here are her final five.

Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership, continues her discussion of 10 core disciplines based on the research she supervised into the strategic and entrepreneurial approaches taken by successful family enterprises. After her first five principles were explored last week, here are her final five.

August 4, 2017

Senior managers in finance and insurance are the most concerned about cybersecurity but only 60% classify it as a “very high priority,” research finds.

Senior managers in finance and insurance are the most concerned about cybersecurity but only 60% classify it as a “very high priority,” research finds.

London-based property firm Savoy Stewart called on businesses to take cybersecurity seriously after it looked at research by Gov.uk on the attitudes of more than 1,500 UK companies in 11 sectors.

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