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June 10, 2016

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Next generation successors are expected to boost the multi-million dollar philanthropic efforts of their family businesses over the next decade but only half of family offices surveyed are checking on the impact of their goodwill.

Research by Moore Stephens revealed just 50% of family offices assess the effectiveness of their charitable contributions. While a significant 86% said measuring impact as important, only half have the metrics in place to find out.

May 27, 2016

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

April 22, 2016

Seven decades ago the Nuqul family was fleeing Palestine by foot; today they head up one of Jordan’s largest family businesses. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with its second-generation chairman about how his family business has weathered the region’s geopolitical risk and the importance of good corporate governance

Seven decades ago the Nuqul family was fleeing Palestine by foot; today they head up one of Jordan’s largest family businesses. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with its second-generation chairman about how his family business has weathered the region’s geopolitical risk and the importance of good corporate governance

“My father was deprived of higher education because he did not have the means. At the time he should have been at university he was crossing the borders by foot.”

March 31, 2016

Percy Barnevik made his name heading up one of the largest family-controlled businesses in Europe, but in his retirement it is microenterprises where he has focused his attention. Jessica Tasman-Jones caught up with the former executive to find out how his foundation, Hand in Hand International, is addressing poverty one job at a time

The solution to a great deal of the world’s problems is jobs, argues Percy Barnevik. “In Egypt 75% of the students don’t get a job. The young men sit in the cafés in Cairo, unhappy, angry, they can’t support themselves, let alone a small family.” This breeds anger and they become prey for the Muslim Brotherhood and all types of violent organisations, says the former business executive. “The problem is not Islam, not the Bible, the problem is not religion. The problem is poverty and hopelessness.”

February 11, 2016

Impact investing is at a stage where family offices can get involved without having to chart unknown territory, according to a new appointment at Trusted Family, who previously worked for LGT Venture Philanthropy.

Impact investing is at a stage where family offices can get involved without having to chart unknown territory, according to a new appointment at Trusted Family, who previously worked for LGT Venture Philanthropy.

Wolfgang Hafenmayer became the new head of impact advisory at Trusted Family in January, and will be responsible for expanding societal impact solutions for business-owning families that are part of the online network.

January 19, 2016

The next generation has hooked onto impact investing like no other – so what do family offices managing multigenerational wealth need to know?

Impact investing isn’t only for the softhearted. In the past year alone, BlackRock launched new business unit BlackRock Impact, Goldman Sachs bought impact advisory firm Imprint, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now heads up Bain & Capital’s impact fund. “Some of the most celebrated and followed world-class investors have jumped into impact investing in the last year,” says Jean Case, AOL Inc entrepreneur and CEO at the Case Foundation.

December 17, 2015

For all the attention climate receives, another environmental crisis – the sixth great extinction – receives relatively less airtime. Jessica Tasman-Jones met with philanthropists seeking to protect and restore the balance of nature – from the Scottish Highlands to Patagonia

This article appeared in the Autumn issue of CampdenFO. Not long after the magazine went to print Doug Tompkins, whose foundation is mentioned in the text and whose wife, Kris, was interviewed for the article, died suddenly in a kayaking accident. Despite being a serial entrepreneur (he founded The North Face and co-founded Esprit), his philanthropy and commitment to conservation is one of the greatest legacies he leaves behind.

November 20, 2015

Universities remained the main destinations for multi-million dollar donations in 2014, despite a 8% drop in the total number of charitable gifts overall, according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

Universities remained the main destinations for multi-million dollar donations in 2014, despite a 8% drop in the total number of charitable gifts overall, according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

September 11, 2015

When Christine Galloway joined the Dayton family office of Minneapolis in the early 1990s, the industry was in its infancy. Now, freshly retired, she reflects on her experience working for the family that created one of the US’s largest retail empires, and the strategies she has helped set in place to ensure the family office lasts for generations to come.

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