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: Introduction to Racial Inequity as a Systemic Risk: Why Investors Should Care and How They Can Take Action

This report outlines how the financial industry can manage the systemic risk of racial inequity and promote the equitable distribution of resources, power, and economic opportunity across all races and ethnicities in the U.S. – to advance racial justice and to protect their bottom lines.

“Not only is racial inequity morally and ethically abhorrent, but it also threatens the U.S. economy, the global financial system, and long-term investment returns across all asset classes,” said TIIP CEO William Burckart. “Racial inequity is embedded in American capitalism and the U.S. financial system. It is a systemic risk—that, like climate change, investors cannot ‘diversify away.’”