Closing the gaps | 2020 sustainability summit

We believe there are four clear gaps that must be closed if we are to be successful in investing sustainably: skills, data, collaboration and purpose.  During two deep-dive sessions we will explore these, inviting ideas from attendees as to which actions we can take.

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Organisational culture

Culture, leadership and diversity hub  

There are ways for culture to be managed and developed over time but it takes focus, patience and process. Leadership is broadly defined as the acts of anyone who steps out of their regular tasks to help and motivate others. Together, and when used effectively, we believe these two elements will create a clear measurable edge for an investment organisation.

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Podcast: Coronavirus – wider perspectives

Roger Urwin shares his wider perspectives on the coronavirus, and its implications for the investment industry, asset owners and asset managers.

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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.

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The world’s largest asset managers

A joint annual research study of the world’s 500 largest asset managers

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The power of culture

A white paper of key findings

Despite its centrality to organisational success, culture is still under researched, under measured and widely under rated by leaders as a differentiation tool. This paper aims to address these gaps.

Sustainability impact

Every investment decision we make has an impact on the economy and therefore wider society. Featuring case studies from seven global investment organisations, this paper provides practical guidelines to help organisations define purpose, measure impact and communicate the value created.

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The climb to the new view | A virtual seminar series

We held a virtual seminar series featuring leading investors from around the world, to discuss how the pandemic has disrupted the investment industry and explore steps to climb back up together to a ‘new view’. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still view the full series below. 

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