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.

HighLights
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

Publications

The advantages of being a long-term investor

Sue Brake and Rishab Sethi of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund provide their perspectives on what it means to be a long-term investor. Read the article

Publications

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

WEBINAR

Capitalism for the Long Term: HBR webinar

In a July 1st interview with HBR Editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius, Dominic Barton discussed the implications of research documenting the rising prevalence of short-termism and what can be done to turn the tide. Watch the webinar

IN THE NEWS

The Times / Opinion

Aviva Investors Chief Executive Officer Euan Munro argues how asset managers can play their part in extending the time horizon of capital markets. Read the article

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

SPEECHES

Keynote address to RI Europe 2014

Speaking at the 7th annual RI Europe conference, CPPIB Senior Vice President Eric Wetlaufer discusses CPPIB’s approach to sustainable investing and the Focusing Capital on the Long term initiative. Read the speech

PUBLICATIONS

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

INITIATIVE UPDATE

Seeking concrete actions to advance the agenda

On April 10, 2014 members gathered in London to discuss progress on working toward specific actions companies and investors can take to advance long-term focus. Learn more

Publications

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