21st Century Investing

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21st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change

21st Century Investing shows how institutions and individuals can go beyond conventional and sustainable investing to address complex problems such as income inequality and climate change on a deep, systemic level. It reveals how system-level investors support and enhance the health and stability of the social, financial, and environmental systems on which they depend for long-term returns. Readers will learn how to preserve and strengthen their fundamental systems while still generating competitive or otherwise acceptable performance.

Praise for 21st Century Investing

“All investing at the portfolio level is rapidly becoming sustainable investing. This lovely little book cogently argues that all investing must now become system-level investing. This is synonymous with socially responsible investing—moving it from its niche origins to the mainstream, thereby ensuring the sustainability of investing itself.”

Robert G. Eccles, Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School

21st Century Investing has to be top of mind for any long-term capital allocator. Burckart and Lydenberg’s work is essential reading for any investor that is serious about enabling the transition to a more sustainable global economy.” 

Kirsty Jenkinson, Investment Director, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies, California State Teachers’ Retirement System

“Burckart and Lydenberg are the Wayne Gretzkys of investing: Showing us not where investing is, but where it’s going: To system-level investing. Even more importantly, they Show us how to get there.”

Jon Lukomnik, Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital

“Burckart and Lydenberg set out to progress investor thinking about how they can manage their impact on the social and environmental systems in which they operate. It is an important and timely contribution to the investment canon.”

Luther M. Ragin Jr., Former President and CEO, Global Impact Investing Network