Pension funds need a generation of investment professionals that are willing to be brave and less conservative than their predecessors if they are to move to the systems level perspectives on investment that is required for better returns and societal outcomes.
This crisis is a leadership defining moment, and now more than ever, investment leaders have the opportunity to make life-changing differences for roughly four billion people’s savings and investments.
Empathy and compassion will be essential qualities for leaders in a post-COVID-19 world. These ways of being can not be learned, but founder of Authentic Investor, Rob Lake, discusses three ways to cultivate them.
It’s time for the responsible investment community to step up and play its role as long-term holders of capital and call corporations to account. It’s time for asset owners sitting at the apex of the investment chain to lead the financial sector through this crisis. We need to maintain a focus on long-term horizons and support collective action while trying to understand the real issues companies are facing from COVID-19 as well as the flow on effects to our individual portfolios.
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