Issue 13, Jan 2012 – Family Firms Going Green

Issue 13, Jan 2012 – Family Firms Going Green

Articles

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Sustainability in Construction – Zamil Group Holding Company

The Al Zamil family business began its story in Saudi Arabia a little over 80 years ago. The family name has since spread throughout the region and across the globe as standing for one...
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The Double Value of an Owners’ Council with a Constitution

Businesses, families and family businesses can benefit from creating a formal group of "owners". They can also benefit from creating a formal "constitution". By combining these two concepts, family businesses with an owners' council...

Green Strategies of International Family Businesses

Photo by Alena Koval from Pexels What does it mean to "go green"? Without a doubt humanity started having a strong, defining impact on its natural environment with the industrial revolution in 19th century Europe; it...
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Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons: A Family History of Precision

This family business story started with a man, who had a passion: Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi, founder of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons started collecting Swiss watches from a young age. His collection soon became so...
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A Family Business in Hospitality – Stoke Park

Q&A with Chester King, Managing Director of Stoke Park, UK Roy King, was a famous British Jeweller in the 1950s. His son, Roger King, inherited his father's entrepreneurial spirit and set up the International Group...
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A Family Business Goes Green – The Alserkal Group

For family businesses one of the most important factors for survival is the embededness in their community and environment. The community's well-being and the environment's sustainability, therefore, constitute priorities even after business families internationalise...
Defining Green Growth with Prof. Sam Fankhauser.

Defining Green Growth

Prof. Samuel Frankhauser is Co-Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. In an interview with Tharawat magazine he defines the term 'Green Growth'...
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A Family Business Setting Standards in Job Creation

Abdul Latif Jameel Group is known for many things - It is known for its founder, Sheikh Abdul Latif Jameel and his entrepreneurial spirit. It is known for Toyota, the car brand it has...

What’s the Rhythm of Family Businesses in Latin America

Image source; Pixabay via PexelsHow can the Mambo, the Salsa, and the Tango explain the influence of context on strategic decision-making in family businesses? Exaudi Research together with distinguished academic institutions, business associations and...
Ajegroup - The Most Global Peruvian Family Business

Ajegroup: The Most Global Peruvian Family Business

In the late 1980s in the Peruvian city Ayacucho the Añaños family embarked on a business adventure that would take their name across oceans. With its core business in the soft drink industry, today,...

Establishing a Business Presence in Latin America

Photo by Florencia Potter from PexelsLatin America holds great diversity socially and economically. Entering such a vast new market holds many opportunities but also many challenges. Edward Nicholson, Managing Partner at Mercator Partnership Limited,...