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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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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Forum on Engagement: Remaking the Investor-Corporate Dialogue for a Post-COVID-19 Era

9 October 2020 - On 24 September, FCLTGlobal hosted the Forum on Engagement, a conversation led by a panel of six investment and investor relations experts, to consider these questions and discuss the implications of shifting engagement practices for long-term value creation.

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Strategy | Article

Buybacks and Negative Equity – A Recipe for Disaster?

25 September 2020 - By Allen He However, the acceptance of buybacks has not been unanimous. Academics, practitioners, and politicians have criticized their use, taking issue with their potential contribution to income inequality, underinvestment in innovation, and use by executives...

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Policy | Article

Comment to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on 13F Reporting

23 September 2020 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a change in the reporting threshold for institutional investment managers. Read FCLTGlobal's full comment letter below, which asserts that there are alternative ways to modernize 13F reporting, and small investors and a transparent relationship with companies must not be forgotten.

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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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Incentive Alignment | Article

The State of Play on Long-Duration Compensation

27 August 2020 - Some long-term investors are ready for companies to depart from the pay-for-performance status quo, but the jury is still out on the method that many of them are considering as a replacement.

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Strategy | Article, Video

Investing for Resilience: The Future of Capital Flows in the Asia-Pacific Region

24 August 2020 - A panel of global investors discusses market recovery and planning for volatility.

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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 | Article

The Long-term Impact of Corporate Compensation Models

28 July 2020 - FCLTGlobal will research new ways in which short-term, status-quo compensation practices can be restructured to enhance long-term value creation.

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In the News, Article

Forward Thinking Comp Committees Build Value for the Future

27 July 2020 - Rather than worrying about addressing near-term compensation shortfalls, compensation committees can use long-term incentives to keep executives focused on their business’ long-term strategy.

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Strategy | Article

Investors and Companies Can Drive ESG Metrics Forward Together

22 July 2020 - Investors want standardized reporting of sustainability and other non-traditional metrics. What will that look like on a global scale?

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Policy | Article

Comment to the US Department of Labor on ESG Investing

20 July 2020 - The US Department of Labor proposed new regulatory guideposts for fiduciaries in light of recent trends in ESG investing. Read FCLTGlobal's full comment letter.

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