“When would we know our financial system is working?” is the question underlying Long Finance’s goal to improve society’s understanding and use of finance over the long-term. In contrast to the short-termism that defines today’s economic views the Long Finance time-frame is roughly 100 years.
The Long Finance initiative offers an innovative approach to long-term financial thinking. Our core objectives are to:
The Long Finance advisory board contributes to the research agenda of the initiative with ideas which they think are worthy of further discussion and exploration through Long Finance research publications and by the Long Finance community. These include confidence accounting, index-linked carbon bonds, utility or narrow banking, see-through leverage and alternative currencies. Members can contribute their own comments on the Long Finance research agenda - we would welcome feedback or suggestions from the wider Long Finance community.
Read the latest investment research on finance and environmental, social and governance issues shared on the London Accord
New BSI, CISI and Long Finance publication states how voluntary standards markets could play a greater role in rebuilding a safer and more trusted financial services sector.