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FBN Tree

FBN seeks to partner with leading content organizations who demonstrate long-term support for families in business and to develop jointly with them cutting edge content and learning activities for our members.
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FBN Tree

We are trusted advisor to many of the world’s most respected organizations and a leading Executive Search firm, with more than 420 consultants and 68 offices in 41 countries spanning Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory assists families, owners, and managers in navigating the challenges of leadership, succession, and governance across generations. Based on decades of experience serving many of the world’s finest family companies, we know that the critical first step in this journey is to build alignment amongst family members around the family’s philosophy and approach to business and ownership. With this in mind, our Family Business Advisors work closely with family members and owners to create an environment conducive to driving the best people decisions in their specific context.
We are the exclusive global alliance partner of the prestigious Family Business Network International for the fields of Board Consulting, Succession, Leadership and Organizational Development.


IMD is recognised as one of the world leaders in executive education. For over 60 years IMD has worked with leading global companies to develop and retain management talent. IMD is the “global meeting place”: the most international of business schools worldwide. IMD offers learning based on innovative and highly relevant research: learning that can be applied to business challenges – immediately. This is IMD’s “Real World. Real Learning” approach.

The IMD Global Family Business Center is first and foremost a resource for family businesses. Since 1988, we have worked with leading global family businesses, gaining extensive expertise in the field and growing into a global center of excellence.

The Center encompasses ongoing, highly relevant research and a wide range of educational offerings that bring our research to practicing family businesses. Our flagship programs are Leading the Family Business (LFB), Leading the Family Office (LFO) and The Next Generation (TNG). We also propose custom programs in Lausanne and abroad.  |

Oxford - Said Business School

Polaris is the framework to help FBN members deliver on our Pledge for a Sustainable Future. It presents an opportunity for family businesses to demonstrate that beyond being ‘pro-family’, we are also ‘pro-business’, ‘pro-social’ and ‘pro-environment’ – a purposeful position that enables us to innovate for impact, lead change and build a ‘pro-values’ learning community. In the past year, we have collaborated with some of the leading names in the impact space including Al Gore, B Corp and Christiana Figueres, to build capacity, develop change agents and lead a global movement for family business to be a force for good. This year, we are happy to announce a partnership with the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

At Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
The Ford Foundation-supported Research Programme on Corporate Ownership and Purpose is an integral component of Oxford Saïd’s research agenda. Under the aegis of a broader focus on a more inclusive capitalism, this programme is exploring how family ownership relates to the purpose, endurance, value, and conduct of corporations. The programme will identify how both financial and non-financial objectives can be embedded in family firms, with particular attention to how these issues evolve in times of corporate transition (such as restructuring or reorganisation) and instances of transfer and change, including the engagement of next generations. 

The Partnership
FBN is collaborating with a team of researchers from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford to examine the relationship between purposeful ownership, corporate performance and impact. FBN has embarked on this partnership to further the Polaris movement, Family Business as a force for Good.