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April 29, 2021

When I joined my family company a few years ago, fresh out of college, I was determined to work hard and prove my worth, but always had a “Don’t mess this up” post-it stuck at the back of my head.

When I joined my family company a few years ago, fresh out of college, I was determined to work hard and prove my worth, but always had a “Don’t mess this up” post-it stuck at the back of my head.

February 12, 2021

A Canadian next-generation entrepreneur says more families are investing sustainably in forestry to achieve their impact goals and for the long-term inflation-proof returns of timber as an asset in their portfolios.

A Canadian next-generation entrepreneur says more families are investing sustainably in forestry to achieve their impact goals and for the long-term inflation-proof returns of timber as an asset in their portfolios.

Michael Ackerman (pictured), 38, is the president and chief executive of EcoForests Asset Management. His socially responsible boutique forestry investment management company is headquartered in Toronto and operates 45 plantations in Latin America.

February 8, 2021

Adiraj Gupta has channelled his passions for social entrepreneurship and global finance to co-found Impact Launchpad, a new startup incubator with $100 billion ambitions for impact investments.

Adiraj Gupta has channelled his passions for social entrepreneurship and global finance to co-found Impact Launchpad, a new startup incubator with $100 billion ambitions for impact investments.

January 26, 2021

Most family fortunes were forged thanks to a founding entrepreneur and their successors who managed to uphold their legacy over the generations. The entrepreneurial tale of the founder is often passed down proudly from generation to generation. However, it is also common to see the successor generations concentrate so much on the core business that they sometimes lose the very entrepreneurial drive that gave rise to their family business in the first place.

Most family fortunes were forged thanks to a founding entrepreneur and their successors who managed to uphold their legacy over the generations. The entrepreneurial tale of the founder is often passed down proudly from generation to generation.

However, it is also common to see the successor generations concentrate so much on the core business that they sometimes lose the very entrepreneurial drive that gave rise to their family business in the first place.

September 21, 2020

The next generation of family business leaders say they first learned of the extent of their family wealth on average aged 31 and two-thirds feel this was about the right time, but when, how and even if that education takes place is highly debatable.

The next generation of family business leaders say they first learned of the extent of their family wealth on average aged 31 and two-thirds feel this was about the right time, but when, how and even if that education takes place is highly debatable.

August 2, 2019

The first fourth-generation family member to lead the Nathan Cummings Foundation says a root and branch restructuring of the New York-based philanthropic institution is the best way to honour her family’s legacy.

The first fourth-generation family member to lead the Nathan Cummings Foundation says a root and branch restructuring of the New York-based philanthropic institution is the best way to honour her family’s legacy.

Jaimie Mayer, the 36-year-old great-granddaughter of the founding Canadian-born US businessman, investor and philanthropist, succeeded Ruth Cummings as chair of the board of trustees.

Mayer looked set to introduce changes in culture and policy, and movement building at the 30-year-old family foundation.

April 18, 2018

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

This was among the insights heard by international family business principals and significant investors when they attended the East Meets West Discovery Seminar, the second annual private event hosted by Campden Wealth in London yesterday.

September 6, 2017

As Dilmah Tea prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, second-generation director Dilhan C Fernando tells James Beech how his family business preserves its legacy while embracing the 21st century.

As Dilmah Tea prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, second-generation director Dilhan C Fernando tells James Beech how his family business preserves its legacy while embracing the 21st century.

June 15, 2017

What will it take to make socially and environmentally responsible investment the “new normal”? The answer may lie with the next generation, a conference in London heard this week.

What will it take to make socially and environmentally responsible investment the “new normal”? The answer may lie with the next generation, a conference in London heard this week.

The influence high net worth Millennials exert on their parents when it comes to impact investing was a theme that came up again and again at The Economist’s Impact Investing Europe conference in London today.

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