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Adapting Corporate Sustainable Value Creation Indicators for Investors

30 September 2021 - In the last few years, it has become well accepted that climate risk is investment risk, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) linked assets have skyrocketed.

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Governance | Report

The Missing Element of Private Equity: Creating Long-term Value Through Portfolio Company Board Diversity

19 July 2021 - Despite the evidence of the benefits of increased leadership diversity, progress at private companies has been slow.

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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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Executive Pay Risk of Rewards

Incentive Alignment | Report

The Risk of Rewards: Tailoring Executive Pay for Long-term Success

8 March 2021 - The Risk of Rewards presents practical approaches that companies and their investors can use to frame their decisions about corporate executive remuneration to support long-term value creation

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Making the Case for the Long Term

1 March 2021 - FCLTGlobal’s mission is to rebalance capital markets to support a long-term, sustainable economy. We are a non-profit organization supported by leading companies and investors worldwide that develops research and practical tools to drive long-term value creation for companies, savers, and communities.

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2020 Year in Review

22 December 2020 - Our 2020 Year in Review, a report that captures FCLTGlobal’s research, virtual programming, and the contributions of our 50+ Member organizations.

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FCLTCompass 2020 Report

7 December 2020 - FCLTCompass is an annual reporting of money as it flows through the global investment value chain. Taking 10+ years of financial data, it traces investors’ savings through various asset vehicles, finally arriving at the companies that deploy it in support of economic growth.

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Strategy, Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

The Dangers of Buybacks: Mitigating Common Pitfalls

6 October 2020 - Returning capital to shareholders is an important and legitimate goal of many corporations. Buybacks are often an effective way to distribute capital, but care must be taken to mitigate downfalls related to personal gain and enrichment, poor timing, and excess leverage.

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Governance | Report

Corporate long-term behaviors: How CEOs and boards drive sustained value creation

1 October 2020 - Although the advantages of maintaining a long-term orientation are clear, the practical aspects of managing for long-term performance are less well understood. FCLTGlobal and McKinsey have published joint studies revealing a few things that long-term companies don’t do, such as invest modestly in R&D and use accounting methods to lift reported earnings. In this report, we build on that analysis to identify the behaviors that long-term companies consistently exhibit. We also propose actions that boards and executives can take to promote these behaviors.

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Strategy | Report

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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