Megatrend: Environment risks and the more socially conscious

Megatrend: Environment risks and the socially conscious

Environmental trends such as increasing resource insecurities are changing the nature of investment opportunities and demand for risk protection. At the same time, with consumers increasingly incorporating sustainability into purchasing decisions, the importance of socially responsible behavior is rising up the investment management agenda.

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