Family Businesses

 
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The 2016 RobecoSAM Forum

This year’s RobecoSAM Forum takes place on 22 and 23 September in Horgen near Zürich, gathering together some of the world’s top investors and ESG subjects experts to debate current and rising sustainability investing topics and discuss solutions regarding the future of ESG investing.
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Tradition and Innovation at Torres

Torres is a wineproducer situated in the Spanish region of Penedès, Catalonia. The family business started in the 17th century. The strong link that has been developed between traditions and an innovative business characterises Torres. In April 2010, Finch & Beak together with IMD (Lausanne) published a case study about sustainability at Torres.
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Customer Case: Van Wijhe's Sustainable Family Business

Van Wijhe Verf is a Dutch family-owned business that has developed, produced and supplied coatings since 1916. The no-nonsense approach characterises Van Wijhe. Partly due to this mentality, the company has reached some important milestones, for instance the title ‘Business woman of the year 2010’ by CEO Marlies van Wijhe.

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Case: The Innovation Story of Bavaria

Mid Februari 2013, the case “Bavaria and the Swinkels Familiy: Brewing a Sticky Brand” won the prestigious 2012 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the category “Family Business”. The case was written by Benoit Leleux, professor at IMD Lausanne and Jan van der Kaaij, managing partner at Finch & Beak and highlights the key success factors of challenger beer brand Bavaria.
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Tradition and Innovation at Torres

Torres is a wine producer situated in the Spanish region of Penedès, Catalonia. The family business started in the 17th century. The strong link that has been developed between traditions and an innovative business characterises Torres. In April 2010, Finch & Beak together with IMD (Lausanne) published a case study about sustainability at Torres.

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Bavaria Recognized for Resilience, Adaptability and Innovation

Beer brewer Bavaria, one of the oldest privately held and run companies in the Netherlands, was awarded the 20th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the Summit of the Family Business Network International, which took place on 15 and 16 October 2015 in Montreux, Switzerland.
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