Solve systemic problems.
Establish the theoretical frameworks for system-level investing
Convene industry experts to discuss system-level investing challenges and to share solutions
Identify, examine, and disseminate best practices in system-level investing
Develop frameworks for measuring and reporting on investors’ impacts on environmental, social, and financial system-level issues.
Develop system-level investing toolkits and “how-to” guides for investors, asset managers, financial advisors, and others
Assess firms’ sustainable and system-level investing strategies, recommend enhancements
Profitable investment depends on the health of the physical environment as a source of wealth generation necessary for future prosperity
Natural resource depletion, climate change, and decreased access to fresh water are among those systemic environmental issues that threaten investors’ futures
Societies provide the foundational cultural and legal structures upon which businesses thrive
Income inequality, poverty, poor health, and dangerous working conditions – among other things – threaten societies’ health and the businesses that depend on it
The global financial system consists of an interlocking network of laws, regulations, institutions and customs that enable the smooth functioning of markets
This system and the investors that depend on it cannot thrive without stability, trust, credibility, inclusiveness, and transparency
A new guide adapts lessons learned from foundations and governments to help asset owners identify which managers are effectively addressing systemic challenges. It helps them to separate those managers that are genuinely committed to influence at system levels from those more narrowly protecting their portfolios from specific risks and failing to act on the systemic nature of these risks, and to sort through managers’ claims related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration, alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and self-identification as “long-term” investors to determine which managers are really and truly acting to influence systemic issues.
Select of TIIP’s recent project funders and partners.