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February 10, 2023

With the next generation of family members increasingly beginning to come into the workplace, family businesses are recognising the changes and challenges that succession may bring. New values and a strong focus on sustainability have implications for asset allocation, diversification and definitions of success, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

As the new generation begins to come through, many current family business leaders are recognising that not all of their next-generation family members will work in the business. As a result, there are increasing concerns about the succession of the business amongst business families – and what ramifications this has for how wealth is defined and sustained.

One response may be to look at selling the family business to other families or to larger organisations.

January 30, 2023

Family businesses often possess a wealth of human and social capital that can be harnessed in many different ways. In particular, it is key to find the right path forward for the skills, interests and abilities of next-generation family members so that they can contribute and generate value, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

As family businesses look at new ways of maintaining and building their capital, the notion of human capital is very much on the rise. Human capital encompasses the knowledge, skills, experience and social qualities of family members and employees, and their ability to generate value.

January 30, 2023

In today’s challenging economic environment, family businesses are looking for ways to de-risk and diversify their capital strategies, as well as take account of the aspirations of the next generation of family members, says KPMG's Tom McGinness.

Family businesses are well known for their ‘Patient capital’ strategies with a focus on longer-term value creation, rather than the continuous hunt for short-term results. This long-term approach was especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic – and remains just as relevant after it, too.

January 3, 2023

The chair of Campden Wealth’s ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 talks about doing well and doing good, long-term vision and the future of impact investing.

An American-born, German-raised investor married to a Russian ecologist with links to global environmental initiatives, Jochen Wermuth is the definition of a planet-first entrepreneur.

November 7, 2022

Hexem founder Michael Siegert discusses the development of a wastewater treatment technology which allows the recovery of energy and clean water at a much smaller footprint than current technologies.

The European energy crises has been caused by a mix of various factors, including the post-pandemic surge in demand, investors’ reluctance to develop new fossil fuel projects, the embargo on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) decision to throttle their petroleum output. In this complex situation, European countries are being forced to develop alternative energy sources.

October 14, 2022

Mary Anne Cordeiro, CEO of Science to Business Ltd, explains how the question of safe handling of emergency patients led to the creation of innovative device ThermoTraumaPort.

Vital gaps which exist in the safe handling of emergency patients are solved by ThermoTraumaPort, a revolutionary transfer device created to aid medical services and benefit patients.

July 21, 2022

KPMG’s Tom McGinness asks are family businesses role models for the future of work?

At the height of the pandemic, talent risk jumped 20 places in the 2020 KPMG CEO Outlook Survey [1], to become one of the leading threats to long-term growth. It was the first time in the history of the survey that the “People agenda” was seen as an urgent C-suite priority.

April 21, 2022

No one is better equipped to take the reins of transformational leadership than family businesses, says KPMG partner Tom McGinness.

When I look back at the unpredictability of 2021, I’m reminded that the pandemic was a stimulus for some disruptive and transformative innovations in medicine, technology, buying behaviour, entertainment and personal fitness that have had a seismic impact on the way we live and work.

March 23, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, MacKenzie Scott donates $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Stipple founder Ray Flemings launches an UHNW luxury services marketplace and Christian Beck’s family office brings a former Goldman Sachs boss on board.

MacKenzie Scott gifts $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

While her ex-husband Jeff Bezos continues to accumulate vast wealth, MacKenzie Scott is making good on her Giving Pledge promise with a donation of $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America non-profit organisation.

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