Accessing Patient Capital
The biggest challenges now facing the world are symptoms of shareholder-focused capitalism, or shareholder primacy.
This is the flawed notion that a business shouldn’t concern itself with anything except making money for shareholders. This became the dominant view of the last 50 years and it’s been used as an excuse for short-term decision making and wrong decisions that can’t otherwise be justified. It’s at the root of social injustice and environmental destruction.
Patient capital is the antidote to destructive short-term profit-making at any cost.
Also known as long-term investment, patient capital investors are willing to make a financial investment in a business with no expectation of turning a quick profit.
Our network of patient capital investors knows that, for a business to thrive in the long-term, it needs to consider its impact on the stakeholders that it relies on for its success. This means not just shareholders but also its customers, its employees, the environment, and the local communities in which it’s based.
"No sustainability challenge will be solved if we do not act collectively. A planet that is safe and healthy can only happen if sustainable investing becomes mainstream, rather than a niche."