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July 1, 2007

Socially responsible investing is a rapidly growing investment vehicle for business
around the world. Mike Scott takes a look at some of the largest and most successful
SRI funds, and explains how family businesses can get involved

Mike Scott is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Socially responsible investing is a rapidly growing investment vehicle for business around the world. Mike Scott takes a look at some of the largest and most successful SRI funds, and explains how family businesses can get involved

July 1, 2007

The Business of Changing the World
By Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler. Published by McGraw-Hill, 2006

Christine Harland is a director of Camden Writers.

The Business of Changing the World
By Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler. Published by McGraw-Hill, 2006

Jeff Swartz is third-generation CEO at Timberland, the family shoe manufacturing business. As a young man, he watched his father take a wad of cash out of his pocket and hand it to a factory worker. Later, Jeff asked his dad about the exchange.

July 1, 2007

Despite its recent high profile, many investors are still ignorant about socially responsible investing and how it can benefit their business. Families in Business talks to Lisa Woll, CEO of the Social Investment Forum, to set the record straight

Despite its recent high profile, many investors are still ignorant about socially responsible investing and how it can benefit their business. Families in Business talks to Lisa Woll, CEO of the Social Investment Forum, to set the record straight

Do you think there is an inherent synergy between family businesses, with their traditionally long-term outlook, and SRI?

July 1, 2007

Fair Trade has been a rapidly growing phenomenon over recent years and many businesses are keen invest in it. Paul Allen discovers the different aspects of ethical investing and asks whether Fair Trade businesses make for better investments

Paul Allen is the author of Your Ethical Business: How to plan, start and succeed in a company with a conscience.

Fair Trade has been a rapidly growing phenomenon over recent years and many businesses are keen invest in it. Paul Allen discovers the different aspects of ethical investing and asks whether Fair Trade businesses make for better investments

July 1, 2007

Many social investors today are torn between the need to help others and the desire to make a high return. Is it possible to do both? Shari Berenbach discovers that more and more investors are finding community investing to be the ideal middle ground

Shari Berenbach is executive director of Calvert Social Investment Foundation.

Many social investors today are torn between the need to help others and the desire to make a high return. Is it possible to do both? Shari Berenbach discovers that more and more investors are finding community investing to be the ideal middle ground

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 …

July 1, 2007

The US was the world’s business leader for much of the 20th century, but today it is
facing a serious challenge from new, emerging economies. With many firms looking east to China and India, Patti McCracken analyses how US family businesses are reacting

Patti McCracken is a freelance journalist based in Austria.

The US was the world's business leader for much of the 20th century, but today it is facing a serious challenge from new, emerging economies. With many firms looking east to China and India, Patti McCracken analyses how US family businesses are reacting

May 1, 2007

There are more millionaires living in America than ever before, and with many putting off retirement wealth preservation is an important issue. Marc Smith reports on the investment habits of the super-rich and finds that all is not as it seems …

There are more millionaires living in America than ever before, and with many putting off retirement wealth preservation is an important issue. Marc Smith reports on the investment habits of the super-rich and finds that all is not as it seems …

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

May 1, 2007

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at Campden’s Family Alternative Investment Conference to discuss whether now is a good time for families to purchase AIs, the growing impact of green investments and the asset classes to look out for

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at Campden's Family Alternative Investment Conference to discuss whether now is a good time for families to purchase AIs, the growing impact of green investments and the asset classes to look out for.

Is now a good time to purchase alternative investments and, if so, why?  

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