Where Boards Fall Short: HBR
Most directors don’t understand the company’s strategy and prioritize short-term gain at the expense of creating long-term value. Dominic Barton and Mark Wiseman recommend four essential changes. Read the article
Focusing asset owners and managers on the long term
On September 11, 2014 members reconvened in New York to further discuss practical ways to manage portfolios for the long term. Learn more
Business, society, and the future of capitalism
Unilever chief executive Paul Polman explains why capitalism must evolve, his company’s efforts to change, and how business leaders are critical to solving intractable problems. Read the article
CBC News / Lang & O'Leary Exchange
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink urges more long-term thinking by companies and governments. Watch the interview
Focusing Capital on the Long Term: HBR
Change must start with the world’s largest asset owners. Read the full article from the January-February 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review. Read the article
Wall Street Journal / Opinion
Dell CEO Michael Dell provides his perspective on why going private has allowed Dell to focus more on customers, and the long term. Read the article
Build Better. Invest Smarter
Michael Sabia, President and CEO of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, discusses how to invest like a business owner. Watch the speech
Reorienting portfolio strategies to the long term
On June 11, 2014 members gathered in New York City to discuss reorienting portfolio strategy, design and management for the long term. Learn more
Global survey of business leaders
Business leaders point to innovation and strong financial returns as the top two benefits they would realize if senior executives took a longer-term view. Read our findings
Seeking concrete actions to advance the agenda
On April 10, 2014 members gathered to discuss progress on working toward specific actions companies and investors can take to advance long-term focus. Learn more
Shifting the corporate-investor dialogue toward the long-term
On February 25, 2014 members met to discuss and identify the right metrics for long-term value creation as the first step to making the shift possible. Learn more
LONG-TERM VALUE SUMMIT
March 10, 2015, New York City.
The pressure on business leaders to manage for the short rather than long term is only increasing. We are taking an action-oriented, pragmatic approach to encouraging a greater focus on long-term value creation.
Examine our ideas on how investors and companies can enhance long-term value creation.
We are a diverse group of leaders committed to taking action.
Explore other thoughts on how to focus on the long term.