TIIP’s new report helps investors modify conventional investment tools and use advanced techniques to tackle income inequality by acting on labor and workers’ rights, CEO compensation and taxes.

The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), an applied research and advisory services company that provides thought leadership, research support and implementation advice to integrate system-level investing, released today hui Systemic Stewardship: Investing to Address Income Inequality. The guide provides:

  • An overview of what investing at the system level is and its importance;
  • What is income inequality and why investors should care;
  • How investors can integrate systemic considerations into the investment process to tackle income inequality.

At its core, Systemic Stewardship, which was funded by the Generation Foundation, helps investors change conventional investment tools and use advanced techniques to tackle income inequality by acting on labor and workers’ rights. , CEO compensation and taxes. It provides a step-by-step process for system-level management so that a variety of market participants including pension fund managers, investment advisers, consultants and asset managers can proceed. with the assurance that their investment decisions will effectively resolve income inequalities.

“This is a cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind guide for dual-head investors. First, this guide provides an update on how to fundamentally solve the problem of income inequality and improve long-term investment returns for investors, ”said William Burckart, President of TIIP. “It also guides investors step-by-step on how to move from conventional investing to system-level investing – explaining the critical differences along the way.”

So what is system level investing? As established by TIIP, it helps investors recognize the scope and scale of their impact and influence on environmental, social and financial systems. System-level investing guides investors in intentionally managing this impact toward the goals of minimizing long-term systemic risks, capitalizing on related opportunities for long-term value creation, and creating resilient systems that support investments in all asset classes.

While systemic stewardship focuses on income inequality, the stewardship process presented gives investors the tools to deal with other system-level challenges, such as climate change and health crises. public. In doing so, investors take action to mitigate systemic risks and create systemic social and environmental benefits. In short, it helps investors of all asset classes create more equitable, sustainable and resilient social, environmental and financial systems that produce long-term returns while simultaneously creating a more prosperous society.

“Owners and asset managers are increasingly being asked to consider the impact of their investment decisions on critical systemic issues,” said Alison Paton of the Generation Foundation. “However, there is still a long way to go before social issues, like income inequality, are addressed to the same extent as climate change, which is why we are delighted to support TIIP’s work to help investors to overcome these systemic social problems. “

Systemic stewardship is the cornerstone of TIIP’s work on income inequality. Why and How Investors Can Respond to Income Inequality, published with the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2018, established three areas that are key levers relevant to income inequality and important for long-term investors: employee relations and the structure of labor markets; corporate tax policies and practices; CEO compensation levels. Confronting Income Inequality, published in 2021, presented practical guidance on how investors can tackle income inequality by acting on labor relations, workers’ rights, and financial and political fairness – a specific lever illustrated in the 2018 report.

It is also part of TIIP’s growing resources for investors. The company’s current ‘Building the Market’ initiative aims to encourage the large-scale adoption of system-level investing in all investor segments and to facilitate broader sector reform, away from a almost exclusive focus on the short term and towards the incorporation of systemic considerations. As part of this program, TIIP interviews financial industry stakeholders to assess the industry’s experience with, and willingness to adopt, new approaches to managing systemic social and environmental risks.

About TIIP

TIIP, The Investment Integration Project, is an applied research and advisory firm with a mission to help investors understand how healthy environmental, social and financial systems can benefit their portfolios. TIIP provides advisory services, thought leadership and a turnkey solution that supports investors’ pursuit of system-level investing, an advanced sustainable investing approach that focuses on managing systemic risk and l investing in solutions to systemic problems. For more information visit https://www.tiiproject.com

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