Forum for the Future: Finance: an agent of change?

Forum for the Future, a non-profit that works in partnership with business, government, and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future, published an exciting new report that builds on much of PDI’s work reimagining the way the financial system addresses systemic risks. The authors of “Finance: an agent of change?” specifically call out the potential of system-level investing and highlight how “The Predistribution Initiative and Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative are together convening investors to explore how to strengthen alignment between investment and stewardship teams, and how to integrate external data on externalities into investment analysis and decision making, at a systems level.” PDI is also lauded for its work with The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) and others to support institutional investors in implementation of system-level investing practices through adjustments to investment governance policies and procedures. TIFD is also highlighted as an example of emerging “research and tools… for those seeking to take a more systemic approach to confronting the impacts on inequality of their portfolio construction and asset allocation decisions.” Worth a read for anyone interested in learning more about systems change in the financial sector!