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The Columbia Global Family Enterprise Program
A global leader in research, teaching, and convening around all aspects of family enterprise- the heart of the world’s economy and society.
A family enterprise is …
A group of family businesses, family office(s), investments and/ or philanthropic ventures jointly owned and/ or controlled by two or more family members with the goal of lasting across generations.
Family enterprise matters because...
- Families own at least 80% of the world’s businesses.
- Family Businesses employ the majority of workers globally.
- Family Offices actively invest in private equity and venture capital.
- Families fund most of the world’s philanthropy and are at the cutting edge of social enterprise.