Focusing Capital on the Long Term mission statement background

We are developing practical tools and approaches to help institutional investors and corporate directors enhance long-term value creation.


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

Initiative Update

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

In the news

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

Initiative Update

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

Initiative Update

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