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Dear Global Corporate Executive – Stay the Course

2 August 2022 - FCLTGlobal reminds companies and their leaders that, despite the chop your ships are weathering, those who stay the course through uncertainty will be the ones ultimately rewarded. Looking at data from past market downturns, including amid global crises, businesses are likely to steer to calmer waters, even treasure, over the long term.

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Strategy | Article

The New Buybacks Playing Field

15 June 2022 - Buybacks are a recurrent topic of controversy, especially as guidelines seem to shift year to year and differ from country to country. In the US, the Biden administration put forth a new proposal, upping the ante after last year’s proposed 1% tax on buybacks (intended to raise billions in tax revenue). The White House’s most recent proposal would prevent executives from selling their shares for three years after repurchasing stock, in the hopes that this will quash the incentive to repurchase shares in the first place.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement, Strategy | Report

Sustainability or Strategy: Bridging the Gap Between Climate Change and Long-term Value Creation

31 May 2022 - New research suggests that companies could do more to bridge the gap between their climate change approach and their long-term value creation strategies.

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Strategy | Article, Toolkit

Geopolitical Risk and Disruption: A Conversation Guide for Management and Board Directors

24 May 2022 - Geopolitical risk is currently front and center for executive management and boards. The war in Ukraine and accompanying geopolitical disruptions are an action-forcing event for nearly every multinational company and investor, regardless of the size of the business or portfolio at risk.

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Strategy | Report

Decarbonizing Long-Term Portfolios

11 April 2022 - An Adaptable, Top-Down Approach to Addressing Climate Change in Investment Portfolios

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Governance, Strategy | Toolkit

Walking the Talk: Multi-Stakeholder Capitalism in Practice

14 March 2022 - Long-term companies take several key steps to operationalize their multi-stakeholder responsibilities. These steps must be taken in order and repeated regularly to be effective, and this document is a compilation of case studies and toolkits that demonstrate how these steps can be put into practice systematically across an organization.

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Strategy | Report

Walking the Talk: Valuing a Multi-Stakeholder Strategy

17 January 2022 - What does it take to earn a return from implementing a multi-stakeholder strategy and offer a rebuttal to skeptics? To answer this question, we turned toward empirical analysis, comparing the characteristics and performance of companies pursuing various stakeholder-oriented strategies.

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Strategy | Article

We Need Consensus On Climate Terminology

12 October 2021 - Thanks to decades of advocacy, some very real climate-related disasters, and meaningful progress on the global policy and regulatory stage, climate consciousness is finally in vogue with mainstream companies and investors.  

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Policy, Strategy | Article

Institutional Investors Will Be Key to the U.S. Infrastructure Plan

23 August 2021 - By Matthew Leatherman The U.S. House of Representatives is heading toward a vote on a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, including numerous program reauthorizations and $550 billion in new spending. From across the northern border, the reaction from John...

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Strategy | Report

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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