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Funding the Future: Investing in Long-Horizon Innovation

9 August 2020 - R&D spending, especially long-horizon R&D project spending, faces a unique set of short-term pressures relative to other types of long-term investment. When facing short-term financial pressures, behavioral biases including manager risk aversion and uncertainty around forecasting potential future returns (among other...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Making the Call: The Role of Long-term Institutional Investors in Activism

25 June 2020 - Having a strong investor/corporate dialogue well before an activist campaign arises is the way to encourage companies to proactively improve the drivers of long-term value creation—such as bolstering their governance, honing strategies for growth, and...

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Incentive Alignment | Report

Institutional Investment Mandates: Anchors for Long-Term Performance

15 May 2020 - Ensuring assets are managed in line with these long-term horizons is critical to achieving these goals. This presents a challenge, however, because assets are often managed by asset managers, distinct from the asset owners, and...

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Governance, Strategy | Report

Tone at the Top: The Board’s Impact on Long-term Value

23 April 2020 - Taking a long-term approach in business leads to superior performance.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Power Play: The Long-term Impact of Multi-class Shares

15 April 2020 - While some companies take a “one share, one vote” approach to shareholder decision-making, others give disproportionate voting rights to founders or choose to offer multiple share classes, each with different voting power.

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FCLTSummit 2020

6 March 2020 - Highlights from the 2020 Focusing Capital on the Long Term Summit

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2019 Year in Review

26 December 2019 - 2019 Year in Review, which captures our notable research publications, global programming, and the contributions of the Member organizations that have guided us in 2019.

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Governance, Strategy | Report

Building Long-term Value: A Blueprint for CFOs

18 December 2019 - A company's CFO has a unique ability to drive long-term value creation for the organization.

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Predicting Long-Term Success for Corporations and Investors Worldwide

29 September 2019 - Through our research, FCLTGlobal aims to identify the key determinants of long-term success for companies and investors around the world. We then use this knowledge to encourage long-term behaviors across capital markets. This paper focuses on...

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Governance | Report

The Long-Term Habits of a Highly Effective Corporate Board

29 March 2019 - It’s hard to focus on long-term goals with so many pressing, market-driven demands for quick rewards and quarterly projections. But companies that prioritize long-term needs tend to outperform peers that bow to short-term market pressure,...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Driving the Conversation: Long-Term Roadmaps for Long-Term Success

21 February 2019 - Roadmaps have a proven record at leading companies, and evidence suggests that the majority of investors (especially long-term investors) prefer this approach. By focusing on key elements of performance such as competitive advantages, long-term objectives,...

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Strategy | Report

Public Markets for the Long Term: How Successful Listed Companies Thrive

1 February 2019 - Public markets continue to be an essential driver of wealth creation, innovation, and capital stability for high-performing companies. Despite the short-term pressures of public markets, the best-managed companies can and do take advantage of the...

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