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August 11, 2010

Billionaires might be lining up in the US to join the so-called Gates pledge initiative, but so far it has little support outside of America, writes Katie Barker.

Billionaires might be lining up in the US to join the so-called Gates pledge initiative, but so far it has little support outside of America, writes Katie Barker. 
 
Forty billionaires have signed up to the pledge, whereby they agree to give away at least half of their fortunes to philanthropy during their lifetime or shortly after their death. But not one of them is based outside of the US.
 

June 28, 2010

The latest edition of Campden FO, the magazine dedicated to the global family office community, is now available. There are two areas of focus to this issue: tax and family offices in Asia.

The latest edition of Campden FO, the magazine dedicated to the global family office community, is now available. There are two areas of focus to this issue: tax and family offices in Asia. Click here to go straight to the issue.

June 18, 2010

James Stowers Jr built a multibillion dollar business, survived cancer and established a world-class medical research facility. He explains to Marc Smith why he decided to give back something more valuable than money.

James Stowers Jr built a multibillion dollar business, survived cancer and established a world-class medical research facility. He explains to Marc Smith why he decided to give back something more valuable than money.

April 28, 2010

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008, Bill Gates coined the term “creative capitalism”. In Asia, the family-owned business must be a critical part of the creative capitalism debate, writes Christian Stewart

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008 Bill Gates coined the term "creative capitalism", writes Christian Stewart. 

March 4, 2010

The economic downturn forced families to make cutbacks and regain control of their wealth. However, when it came to philanthropy, most stayed committed to giving to causes they feel strongly about

The economic downturn forced families to make cutbacks and regain control of their wealth. However, when it came to philanthropy, most stayed committed to giving to causes they feel strongly about.

Who to turn to for advice?

Receiving advice on giving is an important issue for families. The wealthier an individual, the more likely they are to use advisors. However, those who have been involved in philanthropy the longest are least likely to engage outside advisors.

December 3, 2009

The CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management tells Marc Smith why sustained giving is more important than the amount given, how service providers can improve family philanthropy and why the next generation is so important

Francois Debiesse is not surprised that just 2.9% of respondents to the BNP Paribas/Campden Research Global Philanthropy Report, Giving through the generations, said they relied on banks for philanthropic advice. 

December 3, 2009

The BNP Paribas/Campden Research Global Family Philanthropy Report 2009 provides an insight into the structure and process of family philanthropy. This summary highlights some of the key findings of the report

Wealthy families are known for their dedication not only to the businesses that grow their wealth, but the causes and charities they choose to support through philanthropy. But how much is actually known about the patterns of family giving and how philanthropists choose the causes they support?

December 3, 2009

Success and failure, good deeds and bad – 2009 has had it all, which is why this final issue of the year contains every aspect of family business endeavour.

Success and failure, good deeds and bad – 2009 has had it all, which is why this final issue of the year contains every aspect of family business endeavour. We start Issue 44 with a look at the family behind Merck, who won the 14th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award in October. Of all the families in this issue, perhaps they have been the most successful, negotiating as they have 12 generations of family ownership.

August 28, 2009

Does philanthropy suffer when times are tough? A select panel from Campden’s Family Philanthropy conference discusses this question and the implications of the downturn on philanthropy

Roundtable Panel

Michael Alberich-Sebriech is an executive partner at Active Philanthropy. Previous to this position he worked for the German Bertelsmann Foundation as programme director of the Carl Bertelsmann Prize. He is also a board member of several non-profit and charitable organisations.

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