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Multi-stakeholder approach yields higher returns, finds new study

19 January 2022 - Companies that fail to take a multi-stakeholder approach are missing out on far higher potential returns, according to a new study from FCLTGlobal, a not-for-profit research organization, and the ESG Analytics Lab at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Governance | Article

How Good Governance Can Mend a Disconnected Global Economy

19 January 2022 - Political uncertainty needn’t capsize an organization’s long-term strategy. Rather, through good governance and investing in stakeholder engagement, businesses can cut through the noise of what’s expected of them and stay true to their purpose.

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FCLTGlobal CEO Roundtables on Multi-Stakeholder Capitalism in Practice

18 January 2022 - On 11 and 18 January, FCLTGlobal brought together global CEOs representing investors and companies to discuss multi-stakeholder capitalism and how stakeholder strategies are being integrated into long-term decision making. Participants identified several key issues across the investment value chain that need attention for a multi-stakeholder approach to be put into practice.

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Here’s What Companies Can Return When They Don’t Just Focus on Shareholders

18 January 2022 - Companies that make decisions based on the effect on local communities or the labor force may suffer in the short term — but they’re better performers in the long run.

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Study Finds That Stakeholder-Oriented Companies Yield Higher Returns

18 January 2022 - Wharton School and FCLTGlobal partner on empirical research on the practical outcomes of stakeholder capitalism

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Strategy | Report

Walking the Talk: Valuing a Multi-Stakeholder Strategy

17 January 2022 - Societal expectations of companies are rapidly changing as companies are confronted with wide-ranging responsibilities that extend beyond maximizing near-term shareholder return. Those expectations encompass an expanding list of stakeholders – including the labor force, suppliers, communities, and governments – whose needs increasingly demand consideration. In response, companies are recognizing the importance of considering key stakeholders in business decisions, but they have struggled to consistently implement practices that support long-term value in a multi-stakeholder context. That lack of consistency in operationalizing a multi-stakeholder strategy has left many investors – and other stakeholders – skeptical of firms that pursue this approach to business.

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How the Pandemic Has Impacted Buybacks

10 January 2022 - Recent regulatory shifts and financial uncertainty due to COVID-19 has changed how companies are spending their money, including on share buybacks.

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Risk Webinar Series: Navigating Crises As Long-term Investors

5 January 2022 - Crises happen. Long-term investors are more exposed to them simply by virtue of their long holding periods. Their task cannot be to avoid crises, so instead they have to be resilient to them, which includes being able to anticipate them as well as possible so that board and staff know what they can expect, prepare accordingly, and proceed with their eyes wide open. The most widely-used statistics of investment risk, value-at-risk and probability-of-loss, omit details about what happens within an investment period, including how to know when systemic risk is rising and what might happen to their allocations, and newer statistics are beginning to gain traction to address these concerns.

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Balancing Act: Investment Voices on Managing Multi-Horizon Risk

5 January 2022 - FCLTGlobal’s eight-episode risk webinar series encourages implementation of long-term tools from Balancing Act: Managing Risk Across Multiple Time Horizons and offers continuing professional education for a broad audience of investment professionals. This video serves as a one-stop resource to inform and to encourage longer-term management of investment risk.

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Press Release

McKinsey & Company’s Bob Sternfels Joins FCLTGlobal’s Board of Directors

4 January 2022 - FCLTGlobal announced today that Bob Sternfels, Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company, has joined its board of directors. McKinsey is a founding member of FCLTGlobal, having co-founded the original Focusing Capital on the Long Term initiative in 2013.

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2021 Year in Review

3 January 2022 - As 2021 draws to a close, FCLTGlobal celebrates its fifth year in operation.

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2021 Letter from the CEO

3 January 2022 - As 2021 draws to a close, FCLTGlobal celebrates its fifth year in operation. Our mission is to focus capital on the long term to support a sustainable and prosperous economy, and we are rewiring capital markets to drive long-term value creation for savers and communities.

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