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April 18, 2023

In an exclusive interview, the Iranian-born Next Gen talks about family history, the importance of private sector experience in the field of philanthropy and aligning multi-generational values…

Despite being born and raised in Houston, Texas, Leila Zakhem holds close to her Iranian roots, with an ardent belief in the strength of family and the power of education – and the impact of combining the two.

It’s with this surety of support, knowledge and experience, that this driven Next Gen is working with other families and businesses towards achieving maximum social impact.

April 17, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Haslam family buy a stake in the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team; Ken Griffin donates $300 million to Harvard University; and Online poker billionaire Mark Scheinberg aims to buy luxury hospitality group.

Haslam family buy stake in Milwaukee Bucks basketball team
Having recently sold their Pilot Flying J truck stop chain to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Jimmy Haslam and his wife Susan “Dee” Bagwell Haslam have added to their sports franchise interests with a minority stake in the American basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks.

March 28, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Issa brothers explore an £8 billion takeover of the Subway fast-food chain; MacKenzie Scott launches a $250 million ‘open call’ for non-profits in need of funding; and tributes are paid to Intel co-founder Gordon Moore.

Issa brothers explore £8 billion takeover of Subway fast-food chain
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stake in UK supermarket giant Asda, are exploring an £8 billion takeover of the American fast food chain Subway.

March 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Leonard Blavatnik helps London’s V&A Museum to secure David Bowie archive; Mitchell Rales gifts $1.9 Billion to his own art museum; and tributes are paid to billionaire financier Thomas Lee.

Sir Leonard Blavatnik helps London’s V&A Museum to secure David Bowie archive
The extensive archive of the late singer-songwriter David Bowie will be made available to the public from 2025, thanks to a donation of £10 million from the Ukrainian-born businessman and philanthropist Sir Leonard Blavatnik through his Blavatnik Family Foundation.

February 16, 2023

A beneficiary of the sale of her family’s multi-generational pharmaceutical companies, Victoria Engelhorn was determined to take the opportunity to grow, realise her own dreams and give back to society. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, she reveals how forging her own socially responsible path gave her meaning and purpose.

The granddaughter of billionaire German businessman Curt Engelhorn, great-great granddaughter of Friedrich Engelhorn (the founder of chemical giant BASF) and the beneficiary of a family-wide windfall, Victoria Engelhorn understands all too well the heft and privilege of inheriting great wealth.

January 23, 2023

Climate and global energy transition expert Stefan Schurig talks about the aims of The Toni Piëch Foundation, the importance of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how next gens are driving positive change.

Having started his career on construction sites and training as an architect, Stefan Schurig’s early pivot into highlighting climate change and energy issues by transforming cities into self-sufficient systems has shaped him into an authoritative voice on sustainability issues. 

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.

December 7, 2022

In the wake of COP27, Marcos Neto, director of the United Nations' Sustainable Finance Hub, discusses how family offices and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, can be guided toward effective and rewarding social and environmental change. 

According to Campden Wealth and Raffles Family Office’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Report 2022, 42% of family offices are now engaged in sustainable investing, with 29% of their portfolios dedicated to sustainability (up 4% from 2021 and 2% higher than the global average).

This growth is expected to increase to 50% over the next five years but, in the wake of COP27, is it enough?  

November 14, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the billionaire Hinduja brothers call a truce on their family feud: Jeff Bezos pledges to give most of his money to charity; and Sam Bankman-Fried’s net worth is decimated after FTX crashes.

Billionaire Hinduja brothers call a truce on family feud
The India-born Hinduja brothers, Britain’s richest family, have agreed a truce in a long-running feud over the future of their family’s global business empire following revelations that the battle “Marginalised” the dementia care of its billionaire patriarch.

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