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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Case Study: Long-Term Roadmaps in Action With Nidec

20 March 2019 - Many modern companies continue to find themselves meeting the burdensome reporting demands from various interested stakeholders. Frequent reporting of near-term numbers saddles companies with the work of unnecessary disclosures, and tasks investors with sorting through...

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Governance | Article

Three Dilemmas for Creating a Long-Term Board

19 March 2019 - A chapter in the upcoming new edition of The Handbook on Board Governance focuses on the strategic benefits of long-term oriented boards, co-authored by FCLTGlobal’s Ariel Babcock and Sarah K. Williamson, and Dr. Robert Eccles (Said Business School). A well-functioning...

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Op-Ed: Long-Term Investors Deserve More Than Quarterly Forecasts

7 March 2019 - The numbers speak for themselves. Fewer than 15% of S&P 1500 companies refer to longer-term metrics—anything beyond 2 years—in their proxy statements. Globally, only 8.7% of companies in the MSCI All Country World Index issue...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Case Study: Effective Investor Roadmaps From The Home Depot

5 March 2019 - Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1978, The Home Depot (ticker: HD) is among the world’s largest home improvement retailers. Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018, the New York Stock Exchange-listed company generates annual sales revenues in...

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Strategy | Press Release

FCLTGlobal Publishes List of Key Elements for Long-Term Corporate Planning

25 February 2019 -   Boston, MA, 26 February 2019 – FCLTGlobal, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for a longer-term focus in business and investment decision-making, published today its latest report on corporate investor communications practices. Driving the Conversation: Long-term roadmaps for long-term...

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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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CEO Guide to Long-Term Roadmaps

Investor-Corporate Engagement | Toolkit

A CEO Guide to Long-Term Roadmaps

21 February 2019 - Benefits of a long-term roadmap: Gives existing shareholders what they want Attracts long-term investors by using long-term language Acts as a deterrent or buffer against activist attacks More accurately shapes a company’s valuation Provides strategic clarity to internal audiences...

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In the News

Managing Risk Across Multiple Time Horizons

15 February 2019 - A new paper by Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT) acknowledges that investors typically have competing time frames while most of the tools for risk and performance management are for only one investment period. The...

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Sarah Williamson on Bloomberg Markets

6 February 2019 - Sarah Williamson discusses focusing capital on the long term with Amanda Lang of Bloomberg Markets.

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Bloomberg Markets for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6 February 2019 - Sarah Williamson discusses focusing capital on the long term (16:00) with Amanda Lang of Bloomberg Markets. Co-anchored by Amanda Lang in Toronto and Shery Ahn in New York, Bloomberg Markets delivers the most important global...

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3 Key Themes From Davos

4 February 2019 - Sarah Williamson, CEO, FCLTGlobal Our past discussions in Davos revolved around making the case for seeing things through the long-term lens. Now we see this concept immersed into the thoughts and strategies of decision-makers the world...

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