Extreme risks - climate change  

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Extreme risks - 2019
Extreme risks are potential events that are very unlikely to occur but that could have a significant impact on economic growth and asset returns should they happen. The top three extreme risks identified in this paper are: 1. global temperature change, 2. global trade collapse, and 3. cyber warfare.

Events

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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Purpose and value creation in the investment industry webinar

We hosted a webinar on 9 May 2019 which looked at purpose and value creation in the investment industry. Marisa Hall hosted a panel discussion and tried to answer some key questions. 

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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 pension funds - 2019

The P&I 300 covers the world’s 300 largest pension funds, which total US$18.0 trillion. The study shows the funds decreased their value by 0.4% in 2018, the first decline in seven years. 

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It's story time: The why, how and what of scenario learning

Scenarios help decision-makers steer a course between tunnel vision (a single prediction) and indecision faced with an uncertain and unbounded future. Scenario learning also supports a culture of self-reflection and adaptation.

Research

TAI research  

Thinking Ahead Institute research

Over the year, the Thinking Ahead Institute has produced many research papers, topics including asset industries of tomorrow, culture, decision making, defined contribution, value creation, sustainability and many others  Each topic also has a dedicated working group or project. Please click here to view the full list. 

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Framing the big issues in sustainability webinar

Roger Urwin, global head of investment content at Willis Towers Watson discussed the above with panellists Lucy Thomas, Head of Investment Stewardship – NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) and Leon Kamhi, Executive Director: Head of Responsibility - Hermes Asset Management .

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