What’s the Role of Public Equity Investing in Driving Systemic Change?

The challenge of designing synergistic investment portfolios across private and public markets

Over the past 5 years, the stocks of Tesla Inc. have increased a staggering 2,139%. Had you bought the stock back then, you would have made a lot of money. But would your investment have also contributed directly to deep, structural change in the real economy?

“Many sustainable finance efforts focus on secondary markets (most notably securities traded on stock exchanges) and thus operate at a distance to the real economy. The causal chain between the actions of an investor and their effect on environmental and social outcomes can therefore be very long.” (page 19)

The essence of the TranCap approach: strategic investment portfolios composed for a specific systems transformation challenge, nested within a broader systems intervention approach, and augmented by a learning and sensemaking layer.

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I write to inform, inspire, and trigger new strategies for tackling climate change.

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Dominic Hofstetter

I write to inform, inspire, and trigger new strategies for tackling climate change.