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Firms, investors urges to think long term

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

A group of international executives is hoping to reverse a long-standing trend among investors and corporations of focusing on short-term profits at the expense of long-term sustainability.

What started out as a research project to measure investor and business behaviour in 2013 has morphed into a not-for-profit outfit called FCLT Global that focuses on research and advocacy.

Sarah Williamson, Boston-based CEO of FCLT — the acronym comes from its former name, “Focusing Capital on the Long Term” — says there’s no question the short term is...