Publications

McKinsey Global Institute: MEASURING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SHORT-TERMISM

November 9th, 2018

Corporate short-termism has been the subject of ongoing debate among leaders in business, government, and academia for more than 30 years, with much of the discussion focusing on whether it destroys value. Recent surveys of C-suite executives that we have conducted suggest that pressure to deliver strong short-term results has …

The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society

October 16th, 2018

GIFT’s Founder and CEO, Chandran Nair’s newest book: The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society has been published by American publisher Berrett-Koehler, and has just been released on 9 October 2018.   Drawing upon themes first explored in Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the …

The Intrapreneurship Ecosystem

October 5th, 2018

This guide provides a framework for understanding what we call the “Intrapreneurship Ecosystem” – the complex set of processes, practices, resources and relationships which collectively serve to facilitate or inhibit intrapreneurship and social innovation. Business Fights Poverty, The League of Intrapreneurs, the UK’s Department forInternational Development (DFID), CEMEX and The BMW Foundation undertook a six-month, …

The Family Advantage National Bank of Canada 2018

September 12th, 2018

Family businesses are the backbone of several economies around the world. Whether located in developed or developing countries, family-controlled companies often represent some of the world’s top private sector employers. Successfully navigating through economic cycles, family-controlled businesses demonstrate an ability to yield long-term returns over the span of generations.

Why Family Business Success Matters for Canada

September 12th, 2018

Family business appears to be the most important contributor to the Canadian economy, no matter how you scrutinize the statistics. Research from the Alberta Business Family Institute found that family businesses employ six million workers, create 70% of jobs in North America, and provide 55% of all charitable donations. The …

The Long-Term Survival of Family Business

September 12th, 2018

The Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the Rotman School of Management has a mission to study corporate governance and provide practical insights for companies about what good governance means. For more than a decade, we, like many of our peers, embraced the widely-held and publicly-listed model as the …

Institute for Family Business Report

February 6th, 2018

2017 Edelman Trust Barometer

January 29th, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

January 29th, 2018

Business Families Foundation Activity Report 2017

January 19th, 2018

Business Families Foundation is proud to present its 2017 Activity Report. In this report you will find the most notable highlights from the various activities and initiatives executed by BFF in the last year.

Business Families Foundation Activity Report 2016

December 19th, 2017

Business Families Foundation is proud to present its 2016 Activity Report. In this document you will find the most notable highlights from the various activities and initiatives executed by BFF in the last year.

The Clean Money Revolution

August 15th, 2017

By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone. From Boomers to Millennials, the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history is underway and the ramifications will remake the world. The dirty money of “business as usual” is on the brink, wedged between catastrophic climate change and the demographic …

Great expectations: The next generation of family business leaders

October 12th, 2016

Next Generation Survey of Family Business Leaders / April 2016

The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey

October 12th, 2016

Winning over the next generation of leaders.

European Family Business Trends

October 12th, 2016

Modern Times?

Business Families: Building a Brighter Future

October 12th, 2016

Research commissioned by Creaghan McConnell Group assessing the impact of privately controlled businesses on Canada’s economy.

Motivated by impact: A new generation seek to make their mark

October 12th, 2016

Motivated by impact: A new generation seek to make their mark is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report exploring the driving forces behind the decisions of the next generation of business leaders and investors, with a particular focus on millennials. The findings are based on desk research and interviews with …

Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality

October 11th, 2016

We are pleased to share the launch this week of the 2nd Edition of Ravi Chaudhry’s book “Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality”

Wealth and Families – Lessons from my Life Journey

June 8th, 2016

We are pleased to share with you the newly published book by Howard Stevenson!

Business Families Foundation Activity Report 2015

March 31st, 2016

Business Families Foundation is proud to present its 2015 Activity Report. In this document you will find the most notable highlights from the various activities and initiatives executed by BFF in the last year.

Business Families Foundation Promotional Brochure 2016

March 31st, 2016

Together we can build a brighter future for our families, enterprises and in turn, the economy at large.

Family Business Coming Home or Breaking Free

March 31st, 2016

A closer look at the succession intentions of next-generation family business members.

Credit Suisse: Asian Family Businesses Report 2011

September 5th, 2015

A look at key trends of Asian family businesses.

Credit Suisse: Global Wealth Report 2014

September 5th, 2015

A look at global wealth trends in 2014.

FBCE: Coming Home or Breaking Free?

September 5th, 2015

A look at career choice intentions of the next generation in family business.

FBN International: Family Business Perspectives on Responsible Ownership

September 5th, 2015

An examination of how responsible ownership influences family businesses.

KPMG: Enterprise Canadian Family Business Report

September 5th, 2015

A study aiming to advance the understanding of family businesses, their current and future owners and the attributes that equate to their success.

Nicholson and Bjornberg: Ready, Willing and Able?

September 5th, 2015

A look at the next generation in family business.

BDI and Deutsche Bank: Major Family Businesses in Germany

September 5th, 2015

A look at facts and figures potential of major family businesses in Germany.

KPMG: Family Business Succession

August 25th, 2015

A look at family business succession and how to ensure your family business makes it to the next generation.

EY: Succeeding For Generations

August 25th, 2015

Stories of the world’s most enduring family businesses.

PWC: Family Firm – A Resilient Model For The 21st Century

August 25th, 2015

A look at scale, skills and succession of family businesses.

EY: Built to Last

August 25th, 2015

Family firms lead the way to sustainable growth.

KPMG: Performers – Resilient, Adaptable, Sustainable

August 25th, 2015

A look at the competitive strengths and performance of family businesses.

Deloitte: Asian Business Families Succession

August 25th, 2015

A description of business family transitions in Asia.

EY: Building Your Legacy

August 25th, 2015

Creating a strong succession planning roadmap.

EY: Women In Leadership – The Family Business Advantage

August 25th, 2015

A special report based on a global survey of the world’s largest family businesses.

EY: In Harmony – Family Business Cohesion And Profitability

August 25th, 2015

Initial findings from the global survey of the world’s largest family businesses.

McKinsey & Co.: Perspectives On Founder- And Family-Owned Businesses

August 25th, 2015

A look at the growing global influence of family businesses.

Deloitte: Perspectives On Family-Owned Businesses

August 25th, 2015

Governance and succession planning in family business.

EY: Staying Power – How Do Family Businesses Create Lasting Success?

August 25th, 2015

A global survey of the world’s largest family businesses.

PWC: Creating A Lasting Legacy

August 25th, 2015

A look at the views of 77 Canadian family businesses.

PWC: Understanding Family Dynamics And Family Conflicts

August 25th, 2015

A look at why conflicts occur and how to best manage them to achieve success in your family firm.

CBIA: 2013 Survey Of Family Businesses

August 25th, 2015

A survey aimed at better understanding and responding to the needs of family-owned and family-managed enterprises.

PWC: Bridging the Gap

August 25th, 2015

A look at handing over family businesses to the next generation.

Business Families Foundation Activity Report 2014

August 1st, 2015

Business Families Foundation is proud to produce our year-end activity report.
With a refreshed and refocused team in place and stronger partnerships than ever before, we are well on our way to conquering our goals in achieving greater visibility and user access than ever before.

Global Family Business Survey

July 29th, 2015

A survey of global family business leaders discussing their views on succession planning, internationalisation and challenges for the future. Source: http://www.pwc.com/

EY Family Office Guide

July 29th, 2015

Discusses all aspects to consider for successful family and wealth management. Source: http://www.ey.com

2015 Edelman Trust Barometer Executive Summary

July 21st, 2015

Source: edelman.com

Financing Family Business growth through individual investors

July 21st, 2015

Source: kpmg.com

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