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December 8, 2022

As advisor to some of the most storied family offices in North America, Pascal Levensohn has built his career on mutual trust and sage advice. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about honesty, openness and a very finely tuned bad actor radar.

“Being an outsider, as long as you can maintain independence and build relationships with different family business stakeholders, can really help with solving problems. It’s like being an honest and trusted umpire!”

Pascal Levensohn’s career has been defined by resolving risk and conflict.

December 1, 2022

Take a look at one of your most important asset classes, your talent, and start to think about how you can improve the investment, says Mark Essex.

In the struggle for talent, some of your competitors might prefer to poach your staff rather than coach their own. And if one of your best people is seduced by a golden hello from a rival, you’d be forgiven for looking again at how much you invest in your staff. Of course, it won’t be long before someone comes out with the cliché: “What if you train them and they leave? What if you don’t and they stay?”

November 30, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Gautam Adani wins a bid to develop a Mumbai slum; the Ilitch family expand their pizza chain to the UK; and Amancio Ortega expresses interest in buying Manchester United.

Gautam Adani wins bid to develop Mumbai slum
Just days after finalising the takeover of news broadcaster New Delhi Television Ltd (a deal he considers a “Responsibility rather than a business opportunity”), Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has further added to his responsible investment portfolio after winning the right to redevelop India’s largest slum.

November 28, 2022

Investment in climate tech is not at the level needed to address climate change. The majority of the solutions we need already exist, but investments aren't going to the locations where they're most needed, says net-zero emission tech and EV solutions firm CAUSIS.

November 27, 2022

The fourth-generation entrepreneur and second-generation angel investor talks about his reasons for not applying an ESG mandate, next-gen impetus and a tax on polluting industries.

As a fourth-generation entrepreneur and second-generation investor, Anirudh Damani has carved a path across a multitude of industries but has a particular passion for making a difference through his investments.

From investing in a company that renews old smartphones for in-need Africans to facilitating funds into the wind, solar, hydro, and bio-power renewable power projects, Damani clearly has an affinity for making impactful and sustainable investments.

November 23, 2022

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 23, 2022

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. 

November 21, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Andrew Forrest launches a $25 billion Ukraine reconstruction fund; Tom Ford becomes a billionaire after selling his fashion brand to Estée Lauder; and Masayoshi Son faces a $4.7 billion SoftBank bill.

Billionaire Andrew Forrest launches $25 billion Ukraine reconstruction fund
Andrew Forrest, the Australian mining billionaire best known as the former chief executive officer of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), has committed $740 million of his own fortune to the Ukraine Green Growth Initiative.

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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