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Ripples of Responsibility: How Long-term Investors Navigate Uncertainty with Purpose

21 June 2021 - Expectations of long-term investors have expanded well beyond usual notions of their core purpose to include their impact on markets, society, and the environment. The fact that investors have broader responsibilities is clear. Defining those responsibilities is not. Investors need a common way to identify, anticipate, and communicate responsibilities before they can aspire to fulfill them across their organizations.

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Strategy | Article

Buybacks: Look Before You Leap

16 June 2021 - By Allen He, CFA  As the global economy rebounds, companies are preparing to launch a record wave of buybacks. Buybacks have become a global phenomenon over the past 20 years, with many companies viewing them as...

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Strategy | Article

State Street Aligns Responsible Investing with Securities Lending

27 May 2021 - Expectations placed on investors are ever-changing, can emerge from any of the institution’s many constituents, and extend beyond matters of law, regulation, or contracts.

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Strategy | Article

Case Study: Bringing Communities Together for the Long Term at GIC

25 May 2021 - In support of its long-term mandate, GIC maintains a diversified portfolio, balancing different risk and return profiles of its core asset classes to be resilient across a range of market conditions.

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Corporate Timeline

Strategy | Article

Corporate investment timelines are shrinking – is that a bad thing?

4 March 2021 - By Ariel Babcock   There is ample evidence that taking a long-term approach delivers superior value for companies over time. From 2001 to 2014, the revenue of long-term firms cumulatively grew, on average, 47 percent more than...

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Top Down Net-zero

Strategy | Article

A Top-Down Approach to Net-Zero Portfolios

2 March 2021 - Focusing capital on long-term climate solutions via investment portfolio construction

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Strategy | Article

Do capital markets value net-zero commitments?

25 February 2021 - Evaluating whether market reactions reflect the value of a corporate net-zero commitment in the short, medium, and long term

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Balancing Act

Strategy | Article

New Phase of Research on Investment Risk Addresses Long-term Risk Measurements

1 February 2021 - Through the second phase of our risk research, FCLTGlobal hopes to learn from members why implementation is not happening, what is needed to increase it, as well as to draft a list of hypothetical tools to change behavior.

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Strategy | Article

Amid Low Interest Rates, Risky Asset Classes on the Rise

25 January 2021 - In a decade-long low interest rate environment, riskier asset classes have seen accelerated asset gathering as savers chase yield.

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Strategy | Article

R&D Optionality Through the Black Scholes Model

11 January 2021 - By Allen He As noted in Funding the Future: Investing in Long-Horizon Innovation, it can sometimes be shrewd for investors to consider their portfolio companies’ research and development (R&D) pipelines as a series of options. Doing...

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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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Investor-Corporate Engagement, Strategy | Article

Benelux leaders discuss lessons learned for companies and investors from pandemic response

19 November 2020 - Corporate and investment chiefs from the Benelux region weigh in on the future of regional investment post-coronavirus.

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