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Strategic Partners

Partnerships are at the heart of the EDHEC Family Business Centre and building close collaborations with other family business-related organizations will be paramount to our success.

Family Business Centre network of partner organizations includes:

Wir-Magazine. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, wir-Magazin is a publication specially designed for family businesses. Founded in 2006, it is very well established amongst its readers as well as in the financial community. Within the last 10 years we created a network of active and passive owners of family businesses with a turnover of more than 50Mio Euros a year or at least 250 employees. The wir-Magazin concept is “information from the family business owner to the family business owner”. Following the concept wir-Magazin also organizes exclusive seminars and events. More than 500 entrepreneurs have been interviewed and have presented their ideas at one of wir-Magazin conferences. Their journalists are well trained and with the backing of leading German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, wir-Magazin has a strong credibility.  

Louvre Endowment Fund. Philanthropy has considerably evolved in Europe over the last years. New generations of donors have evolved and want to get involved in their philanthropic projects. To meet these new expectations, the musée du Louvre established an Endowment Fund in 2009. The fund is endowed with a non-expendable capital and managed on a long-term perspective. Its financial revenues are then distributed annually to the musée du Louvre. The endowment fund guarantees philanthropists that their support to the musée du Louvre will be permanent. They and their family get deeply involved in their philanthropic project. A nominative fund is created for each family and its revenues are earmarked to the cause of his choice. The next generation can perpetuate the family fund and thereby carry on their parent’s vision.

Family Business Magazine is the only dedicated magazine that targets thriving multi-generational North American family companies. It offers a vital and active paid circulation of more than 6,800 committed family company owners, leaders and shareholders. Family Business Mag is run by a family company for family companies. Family Business Publishing Company is a multigenerational media and investment firm, living and breathing family-owned company issues.

The International Institute for Family and Investment Company (InvestFamily) is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to promote multilateral cooperation activities in Spanish-speaking countries to help develop the family business, providing continuity and improve their competitiveness through investment, training, innovation and globalization.
Since founded,Trusted Family’s goal is to help families go beyond merely staying together, and to enable them to systematically identify and leverage their unique family assets. To accomplish this goal, Trusted Family provides a set of solutions, which enable families to measure, track and manage towards internal cohesion. Trusted Family has developed a communications platform that enables families and family businesses to engage, interact and collaborate more effectively. This platform enables various groups to capitalize on the strength of social networks. They have built a highly secure tool that protects a family’s privacy while allowing affluent and influential individuals improve the social cohesion of the cluster they belong to. To know more about Trusted Family, see their video here>>

For over a quarter century, The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has been engaged in educating, connecting, and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises. FFI is the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and the organization of choice for the advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate trans-generational family business wealth. In adopting a multidisciplinary and genuinely global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability. For its global network of professionals, educators, researchers, and family business owners, FFI provides opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary educational programs and earn professional designation; enables collaboration at conferences, seminars and online; and creates a single space for interaction, cross-pollination of ideas, expertise and perspectives to further the field of family enterprise.

Founded in 1990 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Family Business Network (FBN) International has become the world’s leading network of business-owning families, promoting the success and sustainability of family business. FBN globally has over 3,200 member businesses coming from 50 different countries. EDHEC is pleased to be associated with threeof the FBN's regional FBN chapters: FBN GCC, FBN Asia and FBN France.

Campden Wealth is an independent family owned business providing unrivalled knowledge, intelligence and connectivity for family businesses, family offices and significant private investors worldwide. For the past 27 years Campden Wealth and the Institute for Private Investors have delivered membership services, peer-to-peer private meetings, educational programs, proprietary research, news and analysis for families and family offices. All vital resources to their future success.

The Hénokiens is an association of family-owned, bicentenary companies created in 1981. The objective of the association is the development of its membership throughout the world around a common philosophy: the value of the concept of the family company, real alternative to multinationals. Today, there are 47 members of the Hénokiens.

The Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA) is the first professional network for executive and non-executive directors operating in France. The IFA represents board members and provides all its members with a large and complete range of high added-value services including information, training, conferences and publications.
The mission of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) is to promote the profession of Directors by developing its members into highly qualified, effective and respected Directors. ILA promotes best practicesin the field of Corporate Governance of companies and institutions through high quality training, forum discussion, research, publications and conferences.

GUBERNA is an academically based network of and for directors and companies. We encourage corporate governance in all its dimensions and for every type of organisation. At the same time we want to offer a platform for the exchange of experience, knowledge and best practices within the member network. GUBERNA network currently includes more than 1500 individuals and institutional members. GUBERNA is continuously expanding as new members join regulary. GUBERNA develops its own academic research in the field of corporate governance and offers activities and trainings related to this topic to its members.

The Mouvement des Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire (METI) is a French industry association representing medium-sized and family-owned businesses. Created in 1995, METI organizes the Family Business Grand Prix in partnership with FBN France.

Business Families Foundation (BFF) is a non-profit philanthropy established 22 years ago that provides education and support to family enterprises around the world. Launched and nurtured by business families helping business families, in collaboration with universities and international partners, the mission of BFF is to empower entrepreneurial families and those who advise them to address and resolve their issues and, in so doing, help them grow, develop and endure as the economic backbone and social fabric of their communities.

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