Resilience and the Long Term: Rethinking Portfolio Strategy

This short booklet highlights existing research and guidance on how the inclusion of sustainability and longer term issues in investment decisions can add value for asset owners such as pension funds. By addressing social and environmental risks, investors can create resilient, stronger and more profitable portfolios along with a more resilient underlying economy.

This booklet should equip asset owners to begin speaking with fund managers about these issues and integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into investment strategy.

On 27th June 2013 around 150 guests from pension funds, investment advisors and their corporate sponsors gathered at St James's Palace State Apartments to hear His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales speak about the release of the book and the benefits to pension funds and the wider economy of sustainable investment strategies.

Four speeches from the event can be viewed below from:

  • His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
  • Mr David Blood, Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
  • Dr Paul Woolley, Chairman of the Paul Woolley Centre for the study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, London School of Economics.
  • Mrs Michelle McGregor Smith, Chief Executive, British Airways Pension Investment Management