Family Businesses

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Jiawei Ye
Platform Funding Lead, World Economic Forum
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Adriana Cargill, the great-great granddaughter of Cargill's founder.

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Long-term firms exhibited stronger fundamentals and performance than all others in the last 15 years.
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Market capitalisation weighted and sector adjusted returns – family owned alpha through time.

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Paying attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns does not compromise returns, rather the opposite.
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ESG and non-ESG assets held in European mutual funds (EUR bn) Image: Figures compiled by author Jiawei Ye based on PwC report: 2022 – Growth opportunity of the century?

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