Sustainability hub 

Sustainability spotlight 

Sustainability is becoming an ever-more-important focus for the investment community, and is a subject close to the heart of the Thinking Ahead Institute. Explore our collection of research and publications into the role of sustainability in the investment industry.


TAI events 2019 

Thinking Ahead Institute events

The Thinking Ahead Institute holds events throughout the year on various topics. See here for information on 2019 events, including agendas, pre-reading, slides, summaries and all other supporting documents.

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Highlights from the Institute's value creation research

Marisa Hall shares an overview of the key findings from our research into purpose and value creation in the investment industry. 

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About the Thinking Ahead Institute

The Thinking Ahead Institute is a global not-for-profit group whose aim is to influence change in the investment world for the better by improving the provision of savings. The Institute’s members comprise asset owners, investment managers and other groups that are motivated to influence the industry for the good of savers worldwide. It has over 40 members with combined responsibility for over US$12 trillion and is an outgrowth of Willis Towers Watson Investments’ Thinking Ahead Group.
For further information please download our brochure, subscribe to our Grapevine newsletter, or read an overview.

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AO100 2019

The Thinking Ahead Institute’s Asset Owner 100

A breakdown of the most influential capital on the planet, accounting for US$19 trillion, up 1.7% from last year. 

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Featured research

Shifts for the DC organisations of tomorrow

Shifts for the DC organisation of tomorrow

We have set out to paint a picture of the changing face of defined contribution (DC) around the world, drawing on the insights of the organisations that are defining the next generation of best practices.

Global peer study 

The power of culture  

The power of culture 

Following more in-depth research into effective culture in investment organisations we are now launching a global peer study of asset managers and asset owners keen to understand their own cultural signature and leadership footprints, where they sit on a spectrum and how they could sharpen their edge. In addition to developing their own better cultural outcomes, participants will be signing up to support more wide-spread positive cultural change.

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Framing the big issues in sustainability webinar

The first part of our video series with John Green of Investec and Liza McDonald of First State Super considers the role of responsible investing, and the long term benefits this will have for the end saver.

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