A different approach to sustainable investing
The sustainability transitions are not only going to have massive impacts on our environment and our societies, they are also going to dramatically change investing. We need to think differently. Its partly a longer term approach, but we also need to become more thematic, recognising that there is no one simple pain free solution that fixes all of our problems.
The challenges and their solutions are complex and interconnected. We need to change how we make investment decisions, what outcomes we are hoping to achieve, what consequences might arise from our investment, how we engage with the companies we are invested in an with our financial stakeholders, how we communicate our objectives, and where we expect future financial returns to come from. Its easy to deliver say low carbon portfolios, but will that really make a difference in the real world. Plus, there is a real risk that a disorderly climate transition will result in materially lower financial returns. And these issues apply across all investments, in your own business, in funds, in public and private equity, and in debt.
This all means we need to think more deeply about the risks, and what returns we should expect from our new investments, impacting our ability to reward our investors, fund our retirement, pay for our children's education, and preserve and maintain our capital.
The outcome is not yet fixed. Investors can play a part in profitably building a better future, but we need to start now. Doing the same thing and expecting a better outcome is no longer an option.
Sustainable Investing is a combination of specialists that together bring the range of skills and experience you will need to navigate the sustainability transitions. To learn more about how we can help you change the way investment decisions are made- contact us via this form.
Our aim is simple, its to provide you with the understanding you need to make better sustainability related investment decisions.
Sustainable Investing Partners
We are a mixture of permanent partners, with deep experience across engineering, finance, psychology, and investing, supported by partners who bring specific skills to selected projects
Tekapo Advisors provide bespoke thematic and strategic advice on the sustainability transitions to asset owners and their teams (consultants, asset managers and brokers). Our focus is on those investors with truly long term time perspectives. Through your investing actions, you have the power to make a difference and still deliver a fair financial return. The better the transitions are understood, the more meaningful your investments can be. Our aim is simple, it's to provide you with the analysis and understanding you need to make better sustainability related investment decisions. Tekapo's founder, Steven Bowen, has 30 years experience in investing.
Perpsectrum Advisors was founded by Sandy Jayaraj, an experienced C-Suite executive and leader with broad multi-national industry and corporate experience. We believe that in our interconnected world, it is not about thinking outside the box, it is about aligning the many boxes across the spectrum to gain the right perspective. Only then can you see the risks and opportunities hiding in plain sight. At Perspectrum we partner with you to help you cut through the noise, make connections between different themes giving you a new perspective to derive new insights. We can provide you with a voice of authority or help you find yours, enabling you to make purposeful and sustainable decisions.
Intrinsic Labs supports organisations and leaders all around the world to solve deep motivational challenges. The company is led by Sharath Jeevan OBE, one of the world's leading experts on re-igniting our inner drive (intrinsic motivation). His ground breaking book "Intrinsic" has received glowing endorsements ranging from leading smart-thinking writers like Dan Heath and Nir Eyal, to business and education leaders to the former Prime Minister of Greece.
Ffiona’s specialisation is in applying psychology to accelerate sustainability transitions. She partners with investors, business and public sector leaders to do so. Her work tends to involve helping leadership teams define and align on their strategy, strengthening board and team effectiveness or ensuring organisations have the right skills and mindset in place to achieve their sustainability plans. For the past 5 years she has been working as a leadership strategy consultant and coach at YSC Consulting, partnering mainly with FTSE 100 corporations as well as private equity investors.
Kristina Touzenis is a lawyer and a recognized leader in the effective and concrete operationalisation of international human rights standards and principles in complex settings worldwide requiring long term engagement with a multitude of stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors. She has more than 20 years of experience in advocacy, human rights reporting, monitoring, and evaluating as well as in policy making and negotiating at national, regional, and global levels. Kristina created the International Law Unit at the International Organization for Migration - IOM, the UN Agency for Migration, and served as Head of the Unit from 2011 to 2020.