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The New Landscape of Human Capital Metrics

23 September 2021 - By Ariel Babcock CFA, Allen He CFA, and Devin Weiss  Intuitively, many companies understand the importance of strategically investing in their employees. Past academic research has found employees contribute materially to the long-term value creation of...

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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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A Multi-stakeholder Approach to Long-termism

7 July 2021 - Many businesses have operated from a shareholder primacy playbook when cultivating long-term financial strategies. However, recent events are inspiring a shift across the investment value chain.

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Comment to the SEC on Climate Change Disclosures

18 June 2021 - In light of demand for climate change information and questions about whether current disclosures adequately inform investors, the SEC recently requested public input on climate change disclosure.

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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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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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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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Investing in the Sustainable Infrastructure Transition

21 May 2021 - The world’s infrastructure systems face critical challenges as we look to meet the needs of a growing, increasingly urban population while at the same time dramatically reducing carbon emissions. Technological advances and the Covid-19 epidemic have expanded our conception of critical infrastructure, as telecommunications and other resources become imperative to people and economies around the world.

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Global Data Providers Align on Sustainability Metrics

19 May 2021 - On 19 May 2021, five global data providers released a joint statement in support of the creation of a core set of metrics for all companies regardless of sector, geography, or size.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Info Session: Quantifying Corporate Net-zero Commitments

13 May 2021 - On 28 April 2021, FCLTGlobal hosted an info session on the topic of quantifying the market value of corporate net-zero commitments. This conversation served as an opportunity to share our preliminary research with a diverse group of attendees from global corporate and investment communities.

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Rethinking Retirement: Addressing the Gender Retirement Savings Gap with Individual Accounts

10 May 2021 - Most retirement systems have failed to grow and safeguard the savings of men and women equally. But there are a number of strategies that can solve the problem.

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Capital Markets Solutions for A Sustainable Future

29 April 2021 - Commitments to net-zero objectives are taking hold across the investment value chain and present substantial opportunities. But are these initiatives likely to infuse capital into actual climate solutions, or do we risk creating structures that...

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