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.

initiative update

Regional perspectives on long-term value creation

In September, corporate and investment leaders convened at regional round-tables in Latin America and Asia. Read more


The Role of Institutional Investors in Curbing Corporate Short-Termism

Robert Pozen suggests several practical forms of investor engagement that support long-term value creation. Read more


BBC World Service (August 2, 2015)

No pain, no gain: is business too short-term? Watch the video


Long-horizon investing: Key findings and possible action items

Key findings from the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) Discussion Forum Read more


Short‐termism on boards: Insights from Canadian directors and executives

Findings from members of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors on how to tackle short-termism on boards. Read the article

initiative update

Preliminary highlights from the long-term value summit

Read preliminary highlights from the Long-Term Value Summit which gathered more than 120 senior global leaders from all parts of the investment value chain in New York on March 10. Read more


Pension funds chase private investments

The FT’s John Authers speaks with Mark Wiseman, CEO of CPPIB, about the benefits of putting funds outside the public markets and into long-term private investments Watch the video


Unilever chief on long-termism

John Authers of the FT talks to Paul Polman about the advantages of giving long-term earnings guidance over quarterly ones. He also gives his view on capitalism and sustainability. Watch the video


Financial Times (March 31, 2015)

"The cost of confusing shareholder value and short-term profit" - Dominic Barton and Mark Wiseman Read the article

Our Thinking

A roadmap for focusing capital on the long term

Ideas for asset owners, asset managers, boards of directors, and corporate management to focus on long-term value creation. Read more

Our thinking

Paper: Investing for the future

How institutional investors can reorient their portfolio strategies and investment management to focus capital on the long term. Read more

Our Thinking

Paper: Straight talk for the long term

How to improve the investor-corporate dialogue to make strategic and operating decisions that build value for the long term. Read more


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