Change is a powerful force in the world of investment. The long-term changes we face now can best be represented by the powerful themes underlying the Age of Transformation: climate change, demographics, and innovation.
Inflation is taking off as economies surge out of lockdown and supply bottlenecks emerge. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, meanwhile, has exacerbated energy shortages and sent the price of oil and gas soaring.
The Age of Transformation centres on the world’s transition into a new economic environment and the accompanying trends contributing to a more sustainable and inclusive world. But what happens when these trends appear to collide with the end goals?
There are multiple aims driving change during the Age of Transformation. Dialling back inequality to create a more inclusive society is one of them and success would mean improved working conditions and better social prospects for all.
Surprisingly few people know there were actually two important COP events last year.
Back in 2017, former French president Jacques Chirac said, “Our house is burning and we are looking somewhere else.
A heightened awareness of environmental and climate concerns, as well as an acknowledgement of the economic and human impact of the pandemic, is transforming investors’ sense of purpose.
It has often been said that when the US economy sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold.
According to the world’s leading scientists, the natural world is in crisis. We are losing biodiversity – the very fabric of life on Earth – at an alarming rate.
As 2021 draws to a close there are many reasons for investors to feel anxious. Increased chatter about stagflation has underlined uncertainty over the macroeconomic backdrop and the outlook for monetary policy.