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Governance

Authors’ opinions and reflections on family governance strucutures suitable for use with various generational, cultural and industry related clients.

This week we are pleased to continue our series of commentaries on the recently released report, sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society, entitled “The Governance Marathon: Dynamic Durability in Entrepreneurial Families Amid Disruptions.”

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Kendall Cotton Bronk, for her article summarizing the results of a research project exploring the role of family purpose in well-established family enterprises.

This week, we are pleased to share a commentary about the recently released report sponsored by the FFI 2086 Society titled, “The Governance Marathon: Dynamic Durability in Entrepreneurial Families amid Disruptions.”

Thank you to this week’s contributor, Eva Wathén, for her article examining factors that contribute to family business owners’ resilience.

Non-family executives play an important role in a family enterprise – they bring valuable external professional experience to the business and have a unique vantage point of the enterprising family’s dynamics.

Thanks to this week’s contributor and FFI Fellow, Dean Fowler, for providing an overview of his Four-Circle Model.

This week’s edition kicks off a series of articles by presenters at the in-person 2021 FFI Global Conference, October 21-22.

Thanks to this week’s contributor, FFI Fellow and founding member of FFI, Ernesto Poza, for this thought piece on the many facets of ownership in family enterprises and how effective governance can help to clarify these complex dynamics.

For years, family enterprise governance has been among the most popular topics for advisors in the field.

Thanks to Brett Coffman for this week’s edition discussing “B Corps” and how related assessments may provide your family enterprise clients a framework to codify family values around a set of corporate principles that relate to discussions of social responsibility.

Thanks to FFI Fellow Guillermo Salazar, a member of the FFI Iberoamérica Virtual Study Group, for this article that explores the relationship between the hero archetype and storytelling in family enterprises.

Thank you to FFI Fellow Ed van de Vijver for this week’s article on the importance of developing a family enterprise ownership strategy that is aligned with the family financiers’ objectives.

Thank you to this week’s contributors, Doug Gray and Natalie McVeigh, for their article that challenges practitioners’ reliance on bi-directional models that force “either-or” approaches to the complex issues confronting family enterprises.

This week’s edition kicks off a series of articles by presenters at the virtual 2020 FFI Global Conference, October 26-28.

Thanks to Marta Widz and Sameh Abadir from IMD for this article based on the Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise story, which illustrates how responsible leadership and early awareness can coalesce to pioneer safety, environmental sustainability, and stewardship strategies and thus lead to impactful social innovation.

This week, we are pleased to share a case study that demonstrates how effective corporate and family governance can help clarify decision-making protocols in family enterprises. Thanks to Roberto Vainrub for sharing this case with practical implications for advisors.

n this week’s issue, contributor Matthew Erskine discusses estate planning measures that can be taken to prepare for the eventuality of a beneficiary’s substance abuse issues.

With the current emphasis in the field on professionalizing family business governance, this week’s contributor, Ken McCracken, explores a different approach to governance based on what the family may already be doing successfully.

This week, FFI Practitioner is pleased to share an article by Ashvini Chopra in which he discusses family constitutions from an Indian perspective.

Thank you to this week’s contributors, Randel Carlock and Keng-Fun Loh, for this examination of the enhanced Parallel Planning Process (PPP), a tool that can help advisors to professionalize the family and business planning process.