21st Century Investing

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

by William Burckart and Steve Lydenberg

Two experienced and visionary authors show 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.


TIIP develops tools for pursuing system-level investing, an advanced sustainable investing strategy for managing systemic risks and investing in solutions to systemic problems (e.g. climate change, income inequality, economic crises).


Grounded in our experience in sustainable and system-level investing, we offer pension funds, investment management firms, private foundations and endowments, government agencies and major industry associations advisor services on establishing and implementing impact and investment goals to tackle system-level issues.


A “one-stop-shop” for answers to fundamental questions about system-level investing and for our practical system-level investing implementation support and tools. SAIL is comprised of two unique components: a plug-and-play solution investors can use to chart their course to become a system-level investor and a community of practice aimed at driving broader industry transformation.


TIIP shares insights about system-level investing via presentations and speeches at industry events, through our publications and reports, and in blog posts and op-eds.


DOWNLOAD NOW: Using Systemic Stewardship to Address Income Inequality

This report shows investors how to address the system-level challenges now posed by income inequality by taking what TIIP calls a broadly conceived “systemic stewardship” approach. Systemic stewardship expands on a traditional view of stewardship as the safe-guarding and nurturing of assets and adds to this concept investors’ intentional commitments to preserve and enhance the fundamental social and environmental systems that underpin the wealth-creating potential of these assets.