Recently, consumer analysts and strategists have observed how consumer companies are aggressively targeting their product developments, marketing, and sales initiatives at the new generation, the millennials. Generation Y (20–35 years of age) and Z (below 20 years of age) are increasingly shaping future consumption as well as investment and business trends.
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Green bonds allow investors to combine their financial interests with direct contributions to environmental and climate protection. The green bond market is a rapidly growing segment with high potential. Clarity is ensured through consensus on definitions and a longstanding track record. Ideal access is offered to investors through a combination of professional investment processes, traditional selection criteria, and sustainability aspects.
Commercial real estate markets in Europe are still in excellent shape. The economic drivers are intact, rental price growth is positive in most locations while supply risks are limited.
Already prior to the introduction of ESG as a compelling investment approach, another relevant development took place in the financial sector: indexing. Advances in technology and finance have today made it possible to create an index quickly and efficiently using virtually any criteria whatsoever, an index that can be exactly replicated in a corresponding passive fund.
Integrating environmental, social and corporate governance factors into operational management is not a luxury anymore, and it hasn’t been for some time now. In fact, companies that do so achieve better and more sustainable results compared to the broader market.