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The case for giving full service attention to stakeholder value creation

5 June 2023 - Firms that connect their purpose to key stakeholder responsibilities systematically across their organizations are better able to sustainably deliver long-term value.

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Podcast

Going Long Podcast: Lucy Parker, Brunswick Group

5 June 2023 - Lucy Parker, Strategic Advisor at the Brunswick Group, and co-author of “The Activist Leader: A New Mindset for Doing Business” joins the Going Long podcast to discuss how today’s leaders are stepping in to clean up broken systems, build sustainable businesses, and find their role in a new era of activist leadership. 

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Podcast

Going Long Podcast: Carine Smith Ihenacho, NBIM

22 May 2023 - Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Governance and Compliance Officer at Norges Bank Investment Management, joins the podcast to discuss what responsible investment means to NBIM, the challenges and obstacles of implementing a responsible investing approach, and what differentiates NBIM from other large-scale institutional investors.

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Press Release

Jess Gaspar Joins FCLTGlobal as Head of Research

16 May 2023 - FCLTGlobal has announced Jess Gaspar as new Head of Research. In this role, Gaspar will shape the organization’s research agenda, oversee its research staff, and work with external stakeholders, including FCLTGlobal’s members, to advance key objectives. 

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Article

Resilient investors are ready for surprise costs

By Matthew Leatherman

12 May 2023 - It’s trendy to bemoan the fact that a third of Americans don’t have enough slack in their monthly budget to cover a surprise $400 expense. What about investment institutions in an equivalent scenario?

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Article

Companies that Invest in Multiple Stakeholders Have Longer Investment Horizons

By Michelle Mei, Jessica Pollock

28 April 2023 - To better understand the outcomes of a stakeholder-oriented approach, we conducted an empirical analysis comparing the characteristics and performance of companies pursuing such strategies to those that do not.

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Climate | Report

Grey to Green: The Opportunity for Private Equity to Decarbonize Assets

26 April 2023 - As companies around the world begin to make the shift to more sustainable practices, private markets have the potential to drive substantial investment in the "grey-to-green" transition by investing in high-carbon-emitting sectors with the goal of reducing their emissions over time. However, concerns around returns, metrics, and reputational impacts are limiting greater participation.

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Carbon-heavy assets cannot just be left to owners who do not care

25 April 2023 - Those trying to clean up emissions are left in unfunded limbo while divestment transfers ownership of high-emitting assets to investors with little interest in sustainability. Incentives are needed to make 'gray-to-green' rewarding for investment managers.

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Companies that walk the talk on workforce investments reaping 4% higher return on invested capital: report

14 April 2023 - Companies that back up talk about investing in employees with action are associated with a four per cent higher return on invested capital, according to a global report by the CPP Investments Insights Institute, FCLTGlobal and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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Article

Investing in Business vs. Trading in Paper

By Matthew Leatherman

27 March 2023 - “Do we mean to hold businesses or paper?” The question is one of the most compelling to emerge from Davos this year because its implications are so provocative for long-term institutions. 

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Article

When the Data We Want Isn’t the Data We Need

By Matthew Leatherman

23 March 2023 - Data about asset-price movements and relationships from the 1990s to today may not represent those that we will experience from today to the 2050s.

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Governance | Report

The People Factor: How Investing in Employees Pays Off

21 March 2023 - A new report, in collaboration with CPP Insights Institute and the ESG Initiative at the Wharton School, explores the role of labour practices in corporate value creation.

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