A lot is written in relation to family businesses and their role in philanthropy, and in recent years there has been a surge in 'new philanthropists.'

Family businesses have always been linked to their local communities and supporting a good cause so what is different about these so called 'new philanthropists?'

A good question and this is a good article that discusses some of the differences, the main one being that philanthropy in the 21st century seems to be more associated with change and social impact rather than just charity.

Either way, family businesses continue to embrace giving and make a difference to the communities in which they operate.