“Returns are just means to an end.” What institutional investors really think about systems-level investing.

The Shareholder Commons and Beyond Alpha convened 17 investment organizations with a combined $1.3tn in AUM to discuss the practical implications of adopting system-level thinking in their investment and stewardship practices

The report summarizes key findings from those discussion based on three framing questions:

    • What would the financial markets look like if system-level thinking became the dominant paradigm?
    • What are the challenges and obstacles that prevent the industry from achieving this new state?
    • How can we overcome the obstacles to effective stewardship of our shared systems?

You can download the report at https://bit.ly/systems-first.


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