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.


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This report focuses on actions investors and other market participants can take over the next two to five years to quickly equip the financial industry with tools and strategies to manage existing systemic social and environmental challenges and drive broader industry transformation.

“Whether it’s climate change, income inequality or a host of other stressors, systemic challenges are pushing investors to a tipping point,” said TIIP CEO William Burckart. “The long-term performance of investments and global well-being will depend not only on acknowledging systemic issues, but on taking bold action to do something about them.”