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Forum for the Future conference

 

Organiser


www.forumforthefuture.org

Date

Monday 4 July 2011

Time

Conference 17:00 to 19:00
Drinks reception from 19:00

Venue

City Marketing Suite, Basinghall Street, London EC2P 2EJ

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Sponsors


www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

LONG FINANCE

Overcoming the barriers to long-term thinking in financial markets - practical actions for change

Our society tends to have a short-term mindset. This results in damage to people and to the environment, as well as investment that is unlikely to be resilient. So encouraging long-term thinking in financial markets is crucial to the shift towards a more sustainable economy and society.

Forum for the Future’s new report Overcoming the barriers to long-term thinking identifies new ways to tackle this challenge and make long-term thinking mainstream. Funded by Friends Provident Foundation, this involved research into the behaviours, structures and incentives that reinforce short-termism within the economy.

Join Forum for the Future on 4th July as they launch the report, making 3 recommendations for action:

  • Companies provide improved strategic information on long-term drivers of value, and asset managers see the benefit in demanding it;
  • Asset managers provide evidence that the incentives throughout the investment supply chain serve the long-term interests of asset owners, or pilot new approaches to ensure this;
  • Companies show greater transparency and innovation on how performance is judged and remunerated for boards, CEOs and other staff.

Forum for the Future will give you a summary of the practical recommendations for action arising from their report, and you will hear perspectives from speakers including Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future. They also want to hear from you about what your organisation is doing, and plans to do, to drive this agenda forward.

Places are limited at this event. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a place at the event or a copy of the report.