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The Big Short: Investor Time Horizon Contraction in the Wake of Net Zero Commitments

24 November 2021 - Will shorter holding periods have an impact on climate change efforts?

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Is Corporate Investment Finally Funding the Future?

10 November 2021 - Corporate R&D spending increased significantly during the pandemic, setting the stage for a future boom in innovation and value creation. Is this a sign of the winners just pulling ahead of the rest?

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Why Climate Strategy Needs to Come Before Climate Reporting

27 October 2021 - A lack of “decision useful” climate disclosures has been a cause for discontent on both sides of the investment value chain.

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When Boards Should – and Should Not – Lead on Risk Management

21 October 2021 - By Allen He Oversight boards and their investment teams often speak different languages when it comes to risk. The often repeated pattern is one of in depth discussions without clarifying long-term implications – not seeing the...

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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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Sustainability metrics: why it’s time investors look in the mirror

1 October 2021 - Investors look for sustainability and non-traditional metrics from companies they invest in, but what if they held themselves accountable in the same way? This piece is from a blog series written by members of the Global Future Council on Investing exploring factors shaping the investment portfolio of 2040.

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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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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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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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