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Diversifying private equity-backed portfolio company boards can drive long-term value

5 January 2021 - Recent research, including The Long-term Habits of a Highly Effective Corporate Board (2019), shows that diversity at the board level adds meaningful long-term value for companies and their stakeholders. Evidence on the increased effectiveness of diverse boards recently led Nasdaq to announce a proposed rule requiring listed companies have one woman and one other diverse board member – or explain why they weren’t complying.

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Governance, Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

ICPM and FCLTGlobal Consider Emerging Investor Responsibilities

4 December 2020 - Around the world, investors are facing an array of potential responsibilities. These potential responsibilities extend beyond an investor’s fiduciary duty or stewardship requirements and are evolving rapidly. They may include considering the comprehensive well-being of constituents, the entity’s license to operate, or the health of markets, society, or the planet.

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Governance, Strategy | Article

CEOs identify transparency, investor engagement as keys to sustainability in energy sector

23 November 2020 - Larry Fink, Bernard Looney, and Kevin Sneader discuss a global transition to more sustainable business models

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Governance | Article

Top Corporate Directors Debate the Board’s Role in Long-term Value

27 October 2020 - Webinar hosted by FCLTGlobal and Russell Reynolds Associates follows up on joint research on how boards can steward long-term value creation

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Governance | Podcast

Going Long Podcast: Carmine Di Sibio

15 October 2020 - Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO of EY, joins the Going Long Podcast to share how EY embodies long-term principles in the way it does business. Di Sibio discusses EY’s long-term value framework [00:02:00],...

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Governance, Strategy | Article

Case Study: Funding Long-horizon Innovation at Baillie Gifford

13 October 2020 - As summarized in Funding the Future: Investing in Long-Horizon Innovation1, returns to successful R&D are often significant and can be transformational for an organization. However, R&D spending (especially long-horizon R&D project spending) tends to be...

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Governance | In the News

Guest view: CEOs learn value of long-term vision

5 October 2020 - ...

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Governance | Report

Corporate long-term behaviors: How CEOs and boards drive sustained value creation

1 October 2020 - Although the advantages of maintaining a long-term orientation are clear, the practical aspects of managing for long-term performance are less well understood. FCLTGlobal and McKinsey have published joint studies revealing a few things that long-term companies don’t do, such as invest modestly in R&D and use accounting methods to lift reported earnings. In this report, we build on that analysis to identify the behaviors that long-term companies consistently exhibit. We also propose actions that boards and executives can take to promote these behaviors.

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Governance | In the News

Uptick in CEOs Retiring to Exec Chair

25 September 2020 - ...

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Governance, Strategy | Article

Case Study: Funding Long-horizon Innovation at Dow

18 September 2020 - Research from FCLTGlobal and others confirms that long-term companies outperform on financial metrics, including revenues, profitability, and stock price, as well as non-financial ones like job creation and sustainability.

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Governance, Strategy | Article

Interview: Robert Pozen on Executive Compensation

17 August 2020 - FCLTGlobal researchers sat down with MIT Senior Lecturer Robert Pozen to discuss potential ways to implement a change in corporate pay.

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Governance, Strategy | Video

Risk Webinar Series: Managing Investment Risk in Long-term Mandates

12 August 2020 - In the first installment of our new Risk Webinar Series, Ahren Estabrooks (Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan), Carol Geremia (MFS), and Daniel Godfrey (Federated Hermes) discussed the importance of managing investment risk in long-term mandates.

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