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Long-Term Thinking is Best, New Study Shows

8 February 2017 - Does pressure to deliver short-term earnings undermine the long-term performance of U.S. companies? That’s been a hotly-debated issue in corporate America for a long time. (I remember the day in the 1980s when the late Senator...

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McKinsey Study: Companies Focused on the Short-Term Lag Peers, Drag Down GDP

8 February 2017 - On the day of the first-ever board meeting of FCLT Global, chair Mark Wiseman made the nonprofit’s position clear: “Each and every day that a short-term decision is made, we are destroying value.” Four months later,...

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Long March

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Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

7 February 2017 - This has long seemed intuitively true to us. We’ve seen companies such as Unilever, AT&T, and Amazon succeed by sticking resolutely to a long-term view. And yet we have not had the comprehensive data needed...

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Taking the Long View

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Institutional Investors Tackle Short-Termism, One Meeting at a Time

5 October 2016 - An argument is raging on Wall Street. Some institutional investors are hoping to win it. Over the past year, questions have increasingly been raised over whether corporations are losing sight of the future by obsessing over...

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink has a Grand Unified Theory for Fixing Everything

29 September 2016 - The influential CEO of BlackRock, the asset manager that oversees almost $5 trillion in investments, Fink is known in financial circles for his hectoring letters of instruction to the companies he invests in. His name...

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European Pension Investors Back Restructured Long-Termism Initiative

29 September 2016 - Launched as an initiative in 2013, Focusing Capital on the Long Term yesterday (28 September) announced that it has established itself as an independent entity, renamed as FCLT Global. The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to “developing...

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Push for Quick Profits ‘Destroying Value,’ Executives Warn

29 September 2016 - What began as a research project backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and McKinsey & Co. to measure behaviours of investors and businesses in 2013, is now a not-for-profit operation with international members...

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Amazon and the Far Horizon

28 September 2016 - Let that figure swirl around in your head for a moment. Now think of all the retailers on the web…yes, cute Etsy, too—and imagine 55% of consumers bypassing every one of them and heading straight...

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