This World Economic Forum White Paper “Trendsetters: Transformational Investment Practices of Advanced Investors” builds on the foundation set by the preceding paper “Transformational Investment: Converting Global Systemic Risks into Sustainable Returns” that explained the key global challenges facing our economy, environment and society today. This follow-on report highlights the importance of having in place the right vision, governance and implementation structure, and the need for the global investment community to share their perspectives and ideas so as to create better solutions for more sustainable success over the long term. As Project Chair of this report, Lim Chow Kiat, GIC’s CEO, would like to thank the World Economic Forum, Mercer and all contributors including the GIC team, for their hard work and collaboration in putting together this useful framework and paper for the benefit of global asset owners and investors.
This White Paper builds on findings in the “Transformational Investment: Converting Global Systemic Risks into Sustainable Returns” White Paper, which focuses on the investment opportunities and risks of today’s most challenging global trends. Based on further engagement with global asset owners and asset managers, this paper addresses: