Sustainable Philanthropy – The Family Business Podcast


On this weeks episode we end our 3-part series on sustainability with a discussion with Rennie Hoare, Partner and Head of Philanthropy at C. Hoare & Co. a Private Bank here in the UK, as well as discussing the history of the family business, and how Rennie became a Partner in the business we look at some of the emerging trends in philanthropy and in particular “sustainable philanthropy”.


As we continue our look at sustainability I am joined on the show by Maurizio Bragagni who is the CEO of Tratos. We discuss the strategy that Tratos have adopted over many years and highlight the fact that much of what is considered “sustainable” is in fact more achievable than perhaps first thought.

Maurizio tells us how decisions made 30 or 40 years ago are still evident today and that a sustainable strategy starts with profit.

I love the story we hear about the factory being expanded around an oak tree, for me this typifies the approach that Tratos have taken to their strategy.

You can find out more about this at their website:

Maurizio also has a personal website here:


On this weeks episode of the show we continue our look at sustainability and I speak to Catherine Grum  about the role that diversification is playing in this.

We look at what diversification is, what is driving the conversations that are being held about this and how to navigate the complexities that can arise when looking at diversifying.

We discuss the role that diversification can play in helping families achieve their sustainability agenda’s.