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September 20, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire Yvon Chouinard gives away Patagonia to fight the climate crisis; B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora retires early; and Lululemon founder Chip Wilson donates millions to British Columbia's wilderness.

Billionaire Yvon Chouinard gives away Patagonia to fight climate crisis
Yvon Chouinard, the billionaire founder of sportwear brand Patagonia, has announced he is giving away his entire company to a charitable trust to help fight the climate crisis.

The label, which has long since traded on its sustainability credentials - including guaranteeing its clothes for life - is now in the hands of a structured trust, which has been designed to direct all company profits into halting the crisis.

September 15, 2022

Hong Kong and the successful families based there have long had a reputation for generous and charitable attitudes. For family offices with a philanthropic focus, the city state offers a wide variety of opportunities and incentives says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK.

Hong Kong and the successful families based there have long had a reputation for generous and charitable attitudes. For family offices with a philanthropic focus, the city state offers a wide variety of opportunities and incentives. Campden FB talks to Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK, a dedicated body of the HKSAR  Government  on the subject of effective giving.
 

September 5, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to Cyrus Mistry; Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky’s Royal Mail stake is under a national security review; and MacKenzie Scott donates $44 million to a mentoring organisation.

Tributes paid to billionaire ex-chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has led tributes to business leader Cyrus Mistry, who has died in a car accident in western India. The Indian-born Irish businessman and former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons was 54.

“The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking,” said Modi on Twitter. “He was a promising business leader who believed in India’s economic prowess. His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry.”

August 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the billionaire Issa brothers purchase Co-op’s petrol stations; Hans and Julia Rausing donate to save historic ‘Harry Potter’ cloister; and hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist Julian Robertson passes away at the age of 90.

Billionaire Issa brothers purchase Co-op’s petrol stations for up to £600 million
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stakeholder in UK supermarket giant Asda, have agreed to buy the Co-op group’s petrol stations in a deal worth up to £600 million.

The British-Indian siblings, who made their fortune co-founding the Euro Garages chain of petrol filling stations, saw off a number of rival bids to finalise the deal.

August 30, 2022

CleanHub builds an asset-light waste management company, funded by consumer goods brands, to stop ocean plastic and enable the circular economy. Leading VC firm Lakestar talks to founder and chief executive officer Joel Tasche.

CleanHub builds an asset-light waste management company, funded by consumer goods brands, to stop ocean plastic and enable the circular economy. Leading VC firm Lakestar talks to founder and chief executive officer Joel Tasche.

The sea has long been a source of inspiration for artists, but for one surfer it was the source of inspiration for a company.

July 18, 2022

How is the trust concept of ‘Benefit’ evolving to fit today’s world? Alice Killingbeck, director at KPMG Law, takes a closer look.

On May 14, 2021, the Jersey Royal Court handed down a contemporary judgment “In the matter of the May Trust”, reflective of the modern world’s acceptance that inherited wealth is increasingly intertwined with a family’s purpose and values, tax morality and public reputation.

July 13, 2022

Founded by the Swiss tennis icon, the Roger Federer Foundation’s mission is to empower and educate impoverished children and their communities to make a better future for themselves. Chief executive officer Dr. Janine Händel talks to Campden FB about changing the lives of millions of children, the importance of metrics and the future of the foundation…

Founded by the Swiss tennis icon, the Roger Federer Foundation’s mission is to empower and educate impoverished children and their communities to make a better future for themselves.

Through the leadership of chief executive officer, Dr. Janine Händel, the foundation has transformed from a donation-based charity into an impact-focused operation with a purpose to ensure good governance and community development.

June 7, 2022

With a rich tradition of philanthropy, Hong Kong is well positioned to lead Asia in addressing social needs and navigating sustainability, says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

Coupled with a rich tradition of philanthropy and its existing role as a global center of business and commerce, Hong Kong is well positioned to lead Asia in addressing social needs and navigating sustainability as well as families’ succession.

Hong Kong has a rich tradition of philanthropy. Both the public and private sectors have been front and center in addressing social challenges throughout history.

May 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing finances a Hollywood production company; Trudy Busch Valentine discusses her US senate candidacy; and Akshata Murty develops a host of big-ticket investments.

Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing finances Hollywood production company
Magnus Rausing, the great-grandson of Tetra Pak packaging technology pioneer Ruben Andersson and heir to the multi-billion Tetra Laval fortune, has revealed his investment in Dark Dreams Entertainment, the production company owned by Magic Mike and I Am Number Four actor Alex Pettyfer.

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