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June 21, 2012

Do luxury brands have a place in an ethical portfolio? CampdenFB takes a look at the growing trend for sustainability among high-end companies and how family offices can get in on the action.

Luxury and sustainability do not seem like natural bedfellows. In fact during the worst excesses of the boom years, they appeared to be polar opposites. For some, luxury was synonymous with excess, waste and a culture that seemed to know the price of everything but the value of nothing. We live in different times today and the whole concept of luxury is undergoing something of a rethink.

July 7, 2011

Family-owned construction company Wates Group has been named company of the year, aided by a combination of sustainable practices and family values.

Family-owned construction company Wates Group has been named company of the year, aided by a combination of sustainable practices and family values.

At the UK’s Business in the Community’s 2011 awards for excellence held on 5 July, the 117-year-old family business was recognised for reducing construction waste and following a green strategy.

September 7, 2010

Sustainable investing among Europe’s high net worth community has increased 35% in the past two years, according to a survey released by the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) on 7 September.

Sustainable investing among Europe's high net worth community has increased 35% in the past two years, according to a survey released by the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) on 7 September.

April 7, 2010

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth-generation, is attempting to highlight its increasing commitment to sustainability around the world with a new ad campaign.

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth-generation, is attempting to highlight its increasing commitment to sustainability around the world with a new ad campaign.

The campaign is focused on the work SC Johnson does to increase sustainable farming of its products in the East African region, specifically Rwanda.

November 3, 2009

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth generation, has released a new advertisement emphasising the family values of the company in order to reinforce its commitment to sustainability.

SC Johnson & Sons, a family-owned business in its fifth generation, has released a new advertisement emphasising the family values of the company in order to reinforce its commitment to sustainability.

May 1, 2008

Paper companies are feeling the strain with the need to be environmentally friendly and the growth of the internet. Marc Smith talks to a fourth-generation member of family-owned Myllykoski to see how they are coping

Paper companies are feeling the strain with the need to be environmentally friendly and the growth of the internet. Marc Smith talks to a fourth-generation member of family-owned Myllykoski to see how they are coping

Forests and business families have a lot in common. They both have strong roots, regularly renew themselves and provide a protective canopy. But they can also be incredibly fragile, and everyone knows the old adage about not being able to see the wood for the trees.  

April 15, 2008

Family-owned Swiss private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch has launched the LODH Chair for Future Generations at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

Family-owned Swiss private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch has launched the LODH Chair for Future Generations at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

The Chair aims to provide long-term support for multidisciplinary and international research conducted by EPFL in the field of sustainable development in order to meet one of the main challenges facing society: creating a sustainable future.

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