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The coronavirus impacts have been multiple and far-reaching. The Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI) has always emphasised the merit in seeing the investment industry and its connected parts as a system. We refer to this system in the tag-line: everything connects and behaviours matter.

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Organisational culture

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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 mobilise capital for a sustainable future. 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 - 2020

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

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The power of culture
A whitepaper of key findings 
(Members only)

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.

Closing the gaps | 2020 sustainability summit

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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. 
Find out more and register to help drive positive change 

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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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