Foreword

We entered this century with established principles for peace and progress based on multilateralism, scientific and technological advances and the economies of the world generating wealth at a near unprecedented rate, among other things.

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Executive Summary

We live in an era of global prosperity unrivalled in human history, with the economies of the world generating wealth at a near unprecedented rate. While economic activity has driven progress in human development and the quality of life globally

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Finance as a Force for Good

Following a century and a half of global development under industrial capitalism, the world today faces a number of increasingly critical challenges that risk undermining further progress.

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The Common Ground

The finance industry has become increasingly active in driving sustainability and sustainable development. A substantial common ground is evident between the leaders of the finance industry

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Breaking New Ground

It should be no surprise that the leaders of the finance industry are adapting to existential threats to the planet and its ecosystem, changes to the world’s political and economic structures and the pressures of inequality and inequity in society, with fundamental changes to their businesses.

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Driving Superior Performance

The leaders of the finance industry have made the leap to adopting a wide range of changes to how and what they finance as well as leading ambitious initiatives to make an impact on the world's most important issues.

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A Conscious Force for Good

The idea of the finance industry becoming a force for good is a powerful one, and the business of being good, doing good and leading for good makes it actionable. The ways in which the industry is doing this are becoming increasingly clear.

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Participants, Companies and Acknowledgements

We entered this century with established principles for peace and progress based on multilateralism, scientific and technological advances and the economies of the world generating wealth at a near unprecedented rate, among other things.

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Company Case Studies

These case studies encompass the institutions that are active participants in this project as well as a small number of significant others. They are prepared from public sources, and by exception, incorporate private information provided by the participants.

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'Capital as a Force for Good' Main Report, December 2020

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Capital as a Force for Good, Interim Report, June 2021

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