Thinking Ahead Institute research agenda 2017 February 2017 | United Kingdom Research agenda Research stream Scope Delivering better DC Delivering better DC is consistent with our mission of helping the end saver and is of significant importance to society, the investment industry and member organisations. Sustainability In 2016, the Institute developed a questionnaire and analysis package for assessing sustainability beliefs. In 2017 we will build a peer group (anonymised) which will allow benchmarking. We will also begin to explore what sustainability issues could mean for portfolio construction. Long-horizon investing In this stream, we aim to create best practice principles for long-horizon investing. The principles will then be applied to generate practical / implementable ideas. Integrated reporting We will explore value creation within the industry through the lens of multiple capitals over multiple horizons.