3-D Investing

The Thinking Ahead Institute

Welcome to 3-D Investing, the Thinking Ahead Institute’s (TAI) podcast channel, so-called to highlight the oft-forgotten third dimension of investment: impact. TAI is a not-for-profit member group comprising asset owners, investment managers and other groups that are motivated to influence the industry for the good of savers worldwide and to mobilise capital for a sustainable future. We hope our views stimulate great thoughts and motivate change, so do let us know if you experience either!

All Episodes

Marisa Hall, Co-Head of the Thinking Ahead Institute, talks about the power of culture in navigating climate-related risk and opportunities. 

Aug 27

19 min 3 sec

In episode two of our series covering the 1.5 ˚C working group papers, Liang Yin and Matt Stoughton-Harris explore how much of the climate crisis the investment industry owns and the critical role that private investment will play in achieving asset owner’s net-zero goals.  In order to successfully achieve such goals, the investment industry must understand the role it must play by directing private investment appropriately. To further explore the themes discussed in this podcast, please read the working group paper: More primary investment: How much of the climate problem does the investment industry own, and what should it do about it? .

Jul 30

13 min 18 sec

Today’s episode is the first of a series podcast we will do covering different sections of the Duty of Ownership working group paper: with great power comes great responsibility. Fiduciary duty is a core responsibility for trustees and it has become a very complex matter when blended in with sustainable and impact investing in recent years. The Duty of Ownership working group spent fair amount time discussing and debating what the boundary of what asset owners can do, challenges they face, the changes that are happening and the wider system around it. In this episode, Roger Urwin will share his thoughts on this area.   Useful links: With great power comes great responsibility – Duty of ownership working group paper Sustainability hub Institute research – an index, by topic, of all Thinking Ahead Institute research published since 2015

Jun 25

27 min 19 sec

Tim Hodgson, co-founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute, and Matt Stoughton-Harris discuss the task that the investment industry faces in response to climate change.

Apr 20

24 min

Exploring challenges and opportunities for the investment industry, season two kicks off with a look at the big investment themes to be aware of this year.

Mar 9

17 min 55 sec

We find ourselves in the closing phases of act III extremely fatigued by stress and the loss of our sense of control and agency. Usually we feel we have some control over what happens to us but, in 2020, life happened to us and history was written without us. Roger Urwin explores how we can look for silver linings in this difficult time, and the positive actions organisations can take. 

Feb 8

26 min 40 sec

It feels like we are in Act II of a five-part Covid-19 play that Shakespeare could have written. This suggests we are not very far into the crisis with many uncertainties, twists and learnings left. It feels like we are in Act II of a five-part Covid-19 play that Shakespeare could have written. This suggests we are not very far into the crisis with many uncertainties, twists and learnings left.

Dec 2020

18 min 3 sec

“I don’t think people born racist. Nobody is born hating somebody because of the colour of their skin.”  Co-Head Marisa Hall shares her personal experiences with racial discrimination, along with some ways individuals can act to make a difference in both their personal and professional lives. 

Dec 2020

31 min 8 sec

Roger Urwin draws on his 30 years of experience to share advice on how people can future-proof their investment careers reflecting on the new challenges brought by Covid-19. 

Dec 2020

17 min 54 sec

Roger Urwin discusses various tools to re-model our ways of thinking during these uniquely stressed times of the coronavirus crisis. 

Dec 2020

24 min 17 sec

Co-Head of the Institute Tim Hodgson shares why the issue of climate change is so important to the Thinking Ahead Institute, and how we aim for our research to work towards a carbon neutral economy. 

Nov 2020

20 min 4 sec

Roger Urwin shares wider perspectives on the impacts of the coronavirus crisis and its implications for the investment industry, asset owners and asset managers.

Nov 2020

17 min 40 sec

Roger Urwin outlines the two key leadership types, serving and dominant, and the different roles each can play during a crisis such as COVID 19.

Oct 2020

9 min 55 sec

Institute Co-Head Marisa Hall explores how Covid-19 has highlighted the importance for investment organisations of having an effective systems framework, and shares ways to achieve this. 

Oct 2020

14 min 45 sec

Roger Urwin draws on his 30 years of experience to share advice on how people can future-proof their investment careers through becoming more T shaped, and implementing the career flywheel. 

Oct 2020

13 min 49 sec

Marisa Hall shares ways that organisations can implement better diversity and inclusion strategies within their company culture, and the benefits this will have. 

Oct 2020

11 min 51 sec

Roger Urwin and Marisa Hall ask the key questions about a strong culture; what is it, can it be measured, and what actions can organisations take?

Oct 2020

17 min 4 sec