Is the traditional method of family business leadership succession, where the successor joins the business at a young age and gradually learns the values and business knowledge from the senior generation, still the best approach? In this week’s FFI Practitioner, contributors Zografia Bika, Peter Rosa, and Fahri Karakas examine this question through a study of a multi-generational Scottish construction company and share actionable insights for advisors helping clients with succession planning.
Thank you to Núria Vilanova, this week’s contributor, for continuing FFI Practitioner’s series of articles written in both English and Spanish by members of the FFI IberoAmerican Virtual Study Group. In this week’s edition, Núria explores the themes of her recent book, which addresses the importance of family enterprises implementing a communication strategy that incorporates the family’s values.
Despite the potential for next gen donors to become the most significant philanthropists and drivers of family enterprise to date, still little is actually known about the values and tendencies of this vital demographic.
This week, Katherina Rosqueta, from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, explores several approaches to impact investing, an increasingly utilized strategy to align deeply held family values with their financial investment strategy.