Client Case Study

Specialist Research

Research Partner for the High Meadows Institute


Client profile

The High Meadows Institute is a Boston-based think tank which specializes in business solutions to transition to a more sustainable society. HMI are motivated by three key challenges that they see in the economic system today. They conduct research, lead programs and manage projects that seek to address one or more of the following  three challenges: Building a sustainable financial system, the changing role of business and society and governing a global economy and society. 

The challenge

As a small in-house team, High Meadows Institute were looking for research support to deliver their ambitious portfolio of work to address their core challenge themes. 

Our solution

KKS has authored a number of cutting-edge reports for the institute in recent years and also supports it’s ESG Path to Value Forum of investment industry thought leaders. Recent reports include a comprehensive landscape analysis of Sustainability in Capital Markets and the The Role of Trade Associations in ESG. We have also co-authored a recent article in The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance on the topic ‘Sustainability in Capital Markets - Are we there yet?’.

Key outcomes

Our research has been widely read by professionals across the capital market system to inspire decision-making and featured in several high-impact publications and outlets including the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Financial Standards Board, the Responsible Investment Association and The Investor Integration Project. The HMI ESG Path to Value Problem is widely attended by industry thought leaders, including senior leaders at BlackRock, State Street, Legal & General and Wells Fargo.