Gaining the edge: entrepreneurship and innovation

A “family doctor” approach

It is important to bear in mind that some Family Businesses only employ a just few people maybe dozen, but others have staff count of a few thousand, generating hundreds of millions of euro in sales. A regional approach Family Businesses are a distinct contrast to companies on the stock exchange or government-owned organizations. Family […]

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what is stewardship

Stewardship: old concept, modern need

One of the key topics discussed at the 13th European Corporate Governance Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, last October was Stewardship. It formed part of the overall conference focus on shareholders’ engagement and referred to the recent UK « Stewardship code » (2012), addressed to institutional investors.

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Code of conduct

Code of Conduct [Video]

Christine Blondel discusses the importance of creating and maintaining a Code of Conduct to ensure the values of the Family Business is adhered to and respected…

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Reducing Transfer Duty to Heirs of Family Businesses in France

Reducing Transfer Duty to Heirs of Family Businesses in France

According to France’s Les Echos, transfer tax is one of the primary challenges associated with transferring family businesses to heirs in that country. In fact, taxes associated with transferring ownership of a family business…

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Succession planning in advance

Objectivity in the Succession Process by Roger Pedder [Video]

Former Chairman of Clark Shoes, Roger Pedder highlights the importance of objectivity when choosing a successor in the family business…

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Thierry Mulliez

Meritocracy by Thierry Mulliez [Video]

Thierry Mulliez discusses the concept of meritocracy and the impact it has on the family business…

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Christophe Bernard on Family Governance and Succession in Sri Lanka

Christophe Bernard on Family Governance and Succession in Sri Lanka

Christophe Bernard recently featured on MTV Sports, Sri Lanka’s first privately owned television Channel, discussing Family Business governance and succession. Over the past couple of years Sri Lanka has witnessed outstanding economic development – Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) has rebounded to 7.3% in 2013.

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning by Christine Blondel [Video]

Senior advisor to KPMG on Family Business Intelligence, Christine Blondel discusses the different stages of succession planning within the family business…

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Succession planning in advance

Planning Succession in Advance by Roger Pedder [Video]

Roger Pedder touches base on the importance of planning in advance for succession in the family business….

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When should a Family Business think about succession?

USA KPMG Partner Scot Guempel talks about the importance of succession within the family business….

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