This project aims to identify the behavioural, political and regulatory levers necessary to release billions of pounds of private, long-term investment capital to green the UK economy and tackle structural inequalities.
The New Capital Consensus is a coalition of Chatham House, FinSTIC (IFoA), University of Leeds and Radix Big Tent. Individual members include
- Professor Iain Clacher (Professor of Pensions and Finance, University of Leeds)
- Ashok Gupta, Chair (FinSTIC - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries)
- Ben Rich (Chief Executive, Radix Big Tent)
- Peter Scolley (Managing committee, FinSTIC - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries)
- Nick Silver (Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, Bayes Business School)
- Ana Yang (Executive Director, Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator)
Currently the UK investment system is not providing the long-term investment capital necessary to deliver net zero, from green power generation to sustainable transport to new energy efficient technologies.
This is due to a mixture of perverse incentives, confused interpretations of ‘value’ and ‘risk’, and siloed knowledge and practices that instead promote short-term investment.
This project will apply a systems approach to understand the current financial system, its stocks, flows, and interrelationships, to identify the leverage points that will enable system-wide change.
This work will contribute to evidence-based policymaking that changes institutional behaviours to release more long-term capital investment to green the economy and tackle structural inequalities.
This project is run by Chatham House’s Sustainability Accelerator.