Issue 26, May 2015 – Social Responsibility and the Family Business

Issue 26, May 2015 – Social Responsibility and the Family Business

One of the greatest challenges as a business owner is that of running a responsible business. Being accountable, transparent and actively contributing to the community and the environment are all goals the sustainable business leaders strive for. Whether we call it CSR, corporate philanthropy, charity, impact investment or other, the bottom line is that organizations must take responsibility for their actions and understand the ramifications of their decisions beyond the effects on the shareholders. In family businesses, this sense of forward thinking often comes naturally as the future-oriented vision and the goal to become multigenerational are built into the enterprise.

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Reflections on Family Business Centres – Moores

An Interview with Professor Ken Moores AM It is true that the creation of family business centres has been on the rise for some years now. Understanding why this might be and how these centres...
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The Family Businesses and Entrepreneurs of Hungary

By Dr. Judit Csákné Filep, The expansion of the family firm model has long been established as a global phenomenon. The existence and, more importantly, the survival of family businesses is greatly dependent on their...
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The Added Value – Beyond Creation

Interview with Ahmed Yasseen and Mostafa Yasseen, Beyond Creation In 2008, twin brothers, Ahmed and Mostafa Yasseen, founded Beyond Creation, a digital agency. Starting out in Cairo, the Yasseens struggled through the usual entrepreneurial rough...
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The Italian Way – LiuJo Luxury

Interview with Bruno Nardelli and Stefano Abbati, LiuJo Luxury Keeping with the family business tradition, Bruno Nardelli and his brother, Domenico, set up Nardelli Luxury, a jewellery trade and timepiece manufacturing company. After years of...

4 Steps to Introduce a New Technology to Your Family Business

Image Source: Pixabay via PexelsWe are living in an age of incredible technological progress. So much so that it has become an impossibility to ignore the progress and the change it has brought about...
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What Lies Within – Responsible Owners

By Prof. Lorraine Uhlaner, Professor Entrepreneurship & Family Business, EDHEC Family Business CentreIn many family businesses - especially small or first generation companies - the lines often blur between the roles of family, ownership...
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Sustainability in Life and Business –The Story of a Maori Family Business

Interview with Mavis Mullins, Paewai Mullins Shearing Ltd. Kor Ruahine te maungaKo Manawatu te awaKo Kaitoki te maraeKo Rangiwhakaewa te tangataKo Rangitane na Atihaunui a Paparangi te iwiKo Mavis Mullins ahauTihei maurioraThe Ruahine Ranges are...
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Four Cases of Social Responsibility

Many family businesses and entrepreneurs around the world have formally or informally based their businesses on a social vision, or have integrated responsible measures and behaviours into their value chains. Family owned business by...
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Community Champions – Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

 A Conversation with Abdulla Al Gurg, Group General Manager The U.A.E. has been significantly shaped by the ambition and success of its merchant families. Provided with unique opportunities for growth by a visionary government, many...
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Brumani – Taking Brazil Global

Interview with Eduardo Brüner, Brumani The C.R. Brüner group has been in the jewellery business for generations. Founder, Antonio Carlos Brüner, brought his three sons, Eduardo, Emerson and Rodrigo, into the business at an early...
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Tonino Lamborghini – The Mechanics Of Life

There are only a handful of family names that have achieved world fame, and Lamborghini is undoubtedly one of them. Famous for the line of cars launched by founder Ferruccio Lamborghini in the early...