Financial markets are increasingly defined by short-term perspectives on value. Holding periods have shrunk and been accompanied by a focus on liquidity and returns measured in quarters. This short-term focus made a major contribution to the catastrophic market failures of recent years and makes it difficult for companies to invest in the management of social and environmental externalities. This will ultimately undermine the ability of equity markets to deliver the sustainable value on which capital markets depend. Despite many initiatives to address this issue, there is a lack of meaningful dialogue between the key stakeholders in the system.
Meteos convenes and supports a range of initiatives designed to create sustainable, responsible capital markets.