Generation has built a global research platform to integrate sustainability research into fundamental equity analysis. We focus on the economic, environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities that can materially affect a company's ability to sustain profitability and deliver returns. Our research plays an important role in forming our views on the quality of the business, the quality of management, and valuation.
Our preference for performance-based fees aligns our interests with that of our clients and is typically based on long-term performance.Our Advisory Board, convened by our Chairman the Hon. Al Gore, helps set our long-term thematic research agenda into global sustainability issues, including climate change, poverty and development, ecosystem services and biodiversity, water scarcity, pandemics, demographics and migration, and urbanization.Generation's vision is to mainstream sustainability in the capital markets. As part of our advocacy efforts, we are pleased to share highlights of our thematic research [PDF] to date. Our core values include a commitment to responsible citizenship, and we also participate in number of initiatives aimed at strengthening sustainability research. Five percent of the profitability of the firm is allocated to the Generation Foundation, which will support global non-profit sustainability initiatives.