Tim Hodgson imagines a future where portfolios are managed to risk, return and impact goals via a total portfolio approach that puts every investment into a competition to best meet those goals. He outlines some questions to guide portfolio actions to get there.
The climate-impact dashboard is part of a 3-D investment framework that balances risk, return and impact. This includes total portfolio thinking, long-horizon investing, impact investment strategies, system-level engagement and strategic partnership between asset owners and asset managers. Here Tim Hodgson lays out eight guiding principles to help shape a climate-impact dashboard.
Designing a 1.5°C asset portfolio to mobilise capital for a sustainable future requires some big thinking and intensive collaboration, not to mention transformational change that extends way beyond the borders of the investment industry. So what role do investors play?
The Thinking Ahead Institute's Tim Hodgson argues that past returns were over-stated, and future returns will be lower. More accurately, total value created will need to increase for shareholders to retain the same amount of value as previously.
Tim HodgsonNovember 25, 2019
The value creation boundary, a margin between innocent bystanders and the parties involved in an economic activity, is a powerful thinking device for asset owners and managers to use in considering their investment responsibilities. So should long-term investors expand the boundary and include more of humanity in the consequences of investment decisions?
Tim HodgsonMay 24, 2019
Predictions about artificial intelligence are often dire prophecies of humanity inventing the agent of its own demise or obsolescence. But if we consider that human cognitive powers might actually grow in response to the advancement of AI, the potential outcomes become less threatening.
Tim HodgsonNovember 29, 2018