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

Focusing Capital on the Long Term Appoints Sarah Keohane Williamson as Inaugural Chief Executive Officer

FCLT announced today that Sarah Keohane Williamson has accepted the role of inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Read more

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The 'Long-Term Portfolio Guide' wins “Best Investment Paper 2015"

The Savvy Investor Awards, awarded FCLT's 'Long-Term Portfolio Guide' as the “Best Investment Paper 2015". Read more


Wall Street Journal (Jan 21, 2016)

"Activists beware: Huge investors debut new long-term index." - Charles Forelle Read the article

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A powerful catalyst to influence corporate and investor behaviour

On January 21, 2016 FCLT members welcomed the launch of the S&P Dow Jones Indices’ Long-Term Value Creation Global Index. Read more

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Regional perspectives on long-term value creation

In September 2015, corporate and investment leaders convened at regional round-tables in Latin America and Asia. 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


Long-horizon investing: Key findings and possible action items

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


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

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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

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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