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August 22, 2017

Richard Steele rounds up new and noteworthy business book releases. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

Richard Steele rounds up the new and noteworthy business book releases, which look at topics including positive leadership by example, ethical entrepreneurship and how businesses can up their game. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

 


Fixing Business – Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All

Author: Digby Jones
Rated 3/5
Published by: Wiley
Pages 200

August 18, 2017

The burgeoning number of young investors looking to create positive impact along with profits are being encouraged to “do their homework” as so-called “impact investing” becomes more mainstream.

The burgeoning number of young investors looking to create positive impact along with profits are being encouraged to “do their homework” as so-called “impact investing” becomes more mainstream.

New research by Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing shows millennials are driving the $9 trillion sustainable investment market, and are twice as likely as other investors to put money into companies and funds targeting social or environmental goals.

August 15, 2017

Jean Case, co-founder and chief executive of the entrepreneurial philanthropic Case Foundation, takes heart from a growing passion for impact investing after enlightening engagements in Asia.

Jean Case, co-founder and chief executive of the entrepreneurial philanthropic Case Foundation, takes heart from a growing passion for impact investing after enlightening engagements with next generation leaders in Asia.

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. These are just some of cities and regions that were represented at a Pan-Asian gathering of change makers focused on impact investing in Seoul, Korea earlier this year.

August 9, 2017

Kleinwort Hambros, the UK wealth management arm of Societe Generale Private Banking, has experienced a 25% increase over the last five years in the number of clients who are actively engaging with the firm in connection with philanthropy.

Kleinwort Hambros, the UK wealth management arm of Societe Generale Private Banking, has experienced a 25% increase over the last five years in the number of clients who are actively engaging with the firm in connection with philanthropy.

July 10, 2017

Women, Millennial and second-generation clients are driving the growth of the global impact intermediary sector, says a non-profit member organisation for impact investors.

Women, Millennial and second-generation clients are driving the growth of the global impact intermediary sector, says a non-profit member organisation for impact investors.

Women, more often than men, were asking for impact related services (60% women, 40% men), Toniic found in its T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants.

June 23, 2017

A large portion of capital managed by fund managers making private equity impact investments is raised from family offices and high net worth individuals (HNWIs), new research finds.

A large portion of capital managed by fund managers making private equity impact investments is raised from family offices and high net worth individuals (HNWIs), new research finds.

Up to 37% versus only 5% of the capital managed by private debt focused fund managers came from family offices and HNWIs, according to the seventh annual Impact Investor Survey 2017. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) surveyed the views of 209 respondents who together managed more than $114 billion in impact investing assets.

June 15, 2017

What will it take to make socially and environmentally responsible investment the “new normal”? The answer may lie with the next generation, a conference in London heard this week.

What will it take to make socially and environmentally responsible investment the “new normal”? The answer may lie with the next generation, a conference in London heard this week.

The influence high net worth Millennials exert on their parents when it comes to impact investing was a theme that came up again and again at The Economist’s Impact Investing Europe conference in London today.

May 25, 2017

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales, next-generation family member joins Vedanta board, and GIIN survey says big financial firms bring mixed blessings for impact investing  

Walmart reports huge jump in US online sales

The family-owned retail giant Walmart has reported a modest rise in total revenues and a much larger increase in US online sales.

As it looks to take on e-commerce behemoths such as Amazon, the US-based retailer achieved a 63% rise in US online sales in the first quarter of this year.

Walmart’s online ambitions were demonstrated last year by its $3.3 billion acquisition of the internet retailer Jet.com.

May 5, 2017

Millennials believe social entrepreneurship makes a sustainable difference around the world now, using social media to collaborate with peers and find supporters, says new research.

Millennials believe social entrepreneurship makes a sustainable difference around the world now, using social media to collaborate with peers and find supporters, says new research.

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