Iraj Ispahani and Philip Marcovici are founding advisors of the Responsible Family Business & Wealth Ownership Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. Our programme focuses on next generation and business succession but importantly also on ownership and application of more passive wealth and holistic needs of families.
Our curriculum focuses on areas in which Cambridge University resources are fully employed to achieve outstanding leadership in family business and wealth ownership. Through research and the building of a global community, we believe we can address some of the most important issues facing our societies today and in the years to come. We aim to improve not only the well-being and financial and business interests of the families involved, but of the societies and communities we all live and operate within.
The theme of our inaugural 2018 programme was risk management, and our programme explored this from all angles relevant to families and family businesses.
The 2019 programme will be offered at Cambridge Judge from October 7th to 11th in Cambridge.
The theme for 2019 will be the Circular Economy. Circularity in business models is gaining interest globally as economic research demonstrates the ability of circular approaches adding value and jobs. In the context of family businesses and wealth, the purpose of keeping the family together is also increasingly of importance. Without circular approaches whatever resources are involved in the production process are eventually exhausted.