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September 29, 2008

Newman’s Own, the company started by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, who died last Friday, has pledged to continue to donate all profits to charity through the Newman's Own Foundation.

Newman's Own, the company started by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman (pictured), who died last Friday, has pledged to continue to donate all profits to charity through the Newman's Own Foundation.
 
Since it started, Newman's Own has generated over $250 million for thousands of charities worldwide. Its motto, "Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good," was defined by Newman from the moment he founded the business with his friend AE Hotchner in 1982.
 

July 24, 2008

Campden Research has embarked on a project to analyse the opinions and attitudes of wealthy global families towards philanthropy. The study is designed to help families understand a range of their philanthropic concerns.

Campden Research launch global philanthropy study

Campden Research has embarked on a project to analyse the opinions and attitudes of wealthy global families towards philanthropy. The study is designed to help families understand a range of their philanthropic concerns.

In association with Archimede, a Changing Our World company, the survey will explore the attitudes that drive the decisions and management of charitable giving within affluent families.

July 8, 2008

A new website (www.thebiggive.org.uk) aimed at bringing ultra high net worth philanthropists and worthy causes together has hit €1.9 billion funds in postings since launching nine months ago.

A new website (www.thebiggive.org.uk) aimed at bringing ultra high net worth philanthropists and worthy causes together has hit €1.9 billion (£1.5 billion) funds in postings since launching nine months ago.

Established by philanthropist Alec Reed (pictured), the founder of Reed Recruitment, the site allows charities to list projects that need funding of €6,300 upwards. Around 4,400 charities are currently using the site to promote 3,650 projects.

July 3, 2008

Malaysian business tycoon and philanthropist Robert Kuok has joined forces with the San Miguel Corporation to help the Philippines boost food production and curb the country’s growing food crisis.

Malaysian business tycoon and philanthropist Robert Kuok has joined forces with the San Miguel Corporation to help the Philippines boost food production and curb the country’s growing food crisis.

The family-owned Kuok Group, which runs the Shangri-La Hotel chain, and SMC will invest injecting $1 billion to develop at least one million hectares of agricultural lands to boost production of rice, corn, sugar and other crops in the Philippines. The Southeast Asian country is the world’s largest importer of rice and has been hit hard by the growing global food crisis.

July 1, 2008

Some see it as a duty, some see it as essential to creating a legacy, some just love to do it. Whatever the motivation, philanthropy is as popular as ever. It doesn’t mean that it is simple, however. Here we look in-depth at the biggest challenges in philanthropy today …

Some see it as a duty, some see it as essential to creating a legacy, some just love to do it. Whatever the motivation, philanthropy is as popular as ever. It doesn't mean that it is simple, however. Here we look in-depth at the biggest challenges in philanthropy today …

July 1, 2008

Since regaining full control of family-owned Pentland Group, CEO Stephen Rubin has overseen a growing but socially responsible business that is looking forward to the Olympics more than most. Marc Smith reports…

Since regaining full control of family-owned Pentland Group, CEO Stephen Rubin has overseen a growing but socially responsible business that is looking forward to the Olympics more than most. Marc Smith reports…

July 1, 2008

Mike Scott explores the booming world of microfinance and discovers the impact this branch of philanthropy can have

Mike Scott explores the booming world of microfinance and discovers the impact this branch of philanthropy can have

Microfinance is the new buzzword in banking circles. It involves lending small amounts of money to some of the world's poorest people, who often have no collateral and no credit history. And servicing the needs of those "at the bottom of the pyramid" is an area where there is a significant role for individual investors lucky enough to find themselves at the top of the pyramid.

July 1, 2008

John Timpson, the fourth-generation CEO of the Timpson Group, tells Marc Smith why philanthropy is such a personal affair to both him and his extended family

John Timpson, the fourth-generation CEO of the Timpson Group, tells Marc Smith why philanthropy is such a personal affair to both him and his extended family

June 13, 2008

The next issue of Families in Business will feature a special report on philanthropy and we would like you to be a part of it.

The next issue of Families in Business will feature a special report on philanthropy and we would like you to be a part of it. Specifically, we will be focusing on the principal challenges to giving – how easy is it to get good and relevant advice? Why and how do you support specific projects? How important is feedback and measuring the impact of your philanthropy? And what differences are there between generations in regard to philanthropic objectives?

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