About Long-termism

Short-term thinking in investment cycles and in ideas of economic value are acting to prevent the 1.5 °C transition we need.

Transformation of major systems in the real economy – agriculture, transport, energy, manufacturing, built environment, etc. – will require myriad interventions and innovations in the financial system. This deep demonstration aims to work with some of the most powerful ‘challenge owners’ in this space – from the school children who need us to adopt long-term thinking to pension funds to the OECD – to embed new concepts of value, monetisation and externalities in the financial system, and to address the underlying behaviours and mindsets – including short-termism – that govern our choices and decisions

Explore. . . Find out more about the people and places involved in Long-termism. Keep visiting this page for new content from EIT Climate-KIC and from the many partners involved in this demonstration.

Stories
DR RIYONG KIM & JACLYN ASUNCION | EIT CLIMATE-KIC | March 2020 Investing in our future: Is time the most potent prism for climate action?

In this short 'Insight' - part of our fourth series of Climate Innovation Insights - the authors argue that short-termism in the financial system undermines effective climate action, putting our ability to prevent catastrophic climate change at risk. Systems interventions for long-termism should combine technology, arts, culture and financial markets in a portfolio of experiments.

Investing in our future: Is time the most potent prism for climate action?
In our community | EIT Climate-KIC | 12 December 2019 Interview about Futures Literacy with Riel Miller, Head of Foresight at UNESCO
Interview about Futures Literacy with Riel Miller, Head of Foresight at UNESCO
BBC | JANUARY 2020 SHORT FILM: Do we need to re-think our ideas of time?

Ella Saltmarshe, co-founder of The Long Term Project, is one of the ‘designers’ helping to shape EIT Climate-KIC’s Deep Demonstration of Long-termism. In this BBC video Ella talks about how society can regain long-term perspectives to help arrest the destructive short-term thinking at the heart of our financial system.

SHORT FILM: Do we need to re-think our ideas of time?
DARK MATTER LABS | FEBRUARY 2020 Futures in Long-termism

Dark Matter Labs is a partner in EIT Climate-KIC's Deep Demonstration of Long-termism. This collection of writings focuses on the mindsets and mechanisms that can help shift us towards long-term thinking and enable sustainable behaviours and investments.

Futures in Long-termism