Increasing the resilience of family businesses
Increasing the resilience of family businesses
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Wealth tax
Wealth tax
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The Foundation for Family Businesses and Politics supports family businesses in a variety of ways.

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The House of Family Businesses is a place for meetings and exchanges among politicians, the media, academia and representatives of family businesses.

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The specialists at the Foundation for Family Businesses and Politics are happy to serve as contacts for politicians and the media.

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Mission Statement of the Foundation for Family Businesses and Politics

"Politics begins with the consideration of reality."
Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer and Dr. Ulrich Stoll
"Politics begins with the consideration of reality."
This statement by the great social democrat Kurt Schumacher is more topical than ever. The objective of enabling fact-based decisions guides the work of the Foundation for Family Businesses and Politics.
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Positions

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CSRD – avoid excessive red tape and make family busi-nesses more competitive and innovative!

The European Commission’s proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) published in April 2021 and currently being discussed by the Parliament and the Council, seeks to take companies’ sustainability reporting to the next level.

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Increasing the resilience of family businesses

Germany has suffered a major reform backlog over the past decade. Although there have been some attempts to improve the situation, the country has fallen behind in terms of competitiveness. 

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Wealth tax

Internationally, wealth tax is becoming obsolete. Over the past three decades, numerous countries that once levied a wealth tax have abolished it (e.g. Austria, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden).

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Sustainability yes, bureaucratic monster no

The EU is planning new sustainability reporting requirements. However, family businesses are keen to invest their capital in mitigating climate change rather than spending it on unnecessary bureaucracy. The Foundation for Family Businesses is lobbying for this in Brussels. 

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