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September 25, 2015

Martin Winterkorn may have survived an attempted leadership coup in April, which pitted third-generation chairman against non-family executive, but the Volkswagen CEO did not prove so resilient in the face of the corporate scandal currently rocking the carmaker.

Martin Winterkorn may have survived an attempted leadership coup in April, which pitted third-generation chairman against non-family executive, but the Volkswagen CEO did not prove so resilient in the face of the corporate scandal currently rocking the carmaker.

Today the family business is reportedly set to announce that Matthias Mueller, who current heads the company’s luxury Porsche brand, will take over the entire group.

Winterkorn had worked at Volkswagen since 1993, serving as CEO for the last eight years.

August 7, 2015

Working alongside future generations of clients was one of two driving factors in governance and ownership changes at Matter Family Office, according to a member of its new board of managers.

Working alongside future generations of clients was one of two driving factors in governance and ownership changes at Matter Family Office, according to a member of its new board of managers.

The US multi family office, based between Denver and St Louis, announced last month it was shifting from a firm led by a CEO and managing director to a partnership. Founded in 1990, the firm serves 50 core clients across 20 states, with $5 billion assets under management.

May 19, 2014

Campden Wealth, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, has announced the shortlist for the European Families in Business Awards 2014.

Campden Wealth, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, has announced the shortlist for the European Families in Business Awards 2014.

A jury composed of business school experts and the Campden Wealth editorial team has drawn up a shortlist from more than 250 businesses and entrepreneurs nominated by their peers on the CampdenFB magazine website, as well as by readers of the magazine.

November 19, 2013

A US environmental group has accused family-controlled retail giant Walmart of leaving some of its most polluting activities off its annual sustainability report.

A US environmental group has accused family-controlled retail giant Walmart of leaving some of its most polluting activities off its annual sustainability report.

In 2005, the hypermarket chain, controlled by the Walton family, launched a much-publicised sustainability campaign. It says since then its greenhouse gas emissions have risen only 14%.

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.

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