Supertrends. Investing with purpose Four opportunity areas, one Supertrend: Climate change

Four opportunity areas, one Supertrend: Climate change

The momentum behind low-carbon and sustainable investing continues to build as governments, businesses and individuals take climate change to heart. Investors can focus in four potential growth areas, each critical to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Decarbonizing economic activity is essential to reducing the man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to global warming and climate change. Forward-thinking companies are turning this challenge into an opportunity, sparking transformation in the sectors and activities most responsible for GHG emissions. Our “Climate change” Supertrend identifies four areas of development that are driving sustainable and low-carbon investing opportunities and contributing to at least eight of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals for a better, brighter future.

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  • Oil and gas transition icon
  • Sustainable transport icon
  • Sustainable agriculture and food production icon
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1 IEA (2020), World Energy Outlook 2020
2 IEA (2020), Energy Technology Perspectives 2020
3 Last data point: 14/09/2020. Source: Company data, Credit Suisse estimates
4 Poore and Nemecek (2018), Credit Suisse Research
5 “Global Food Losses and Food Waste: Extent, Causes and Prevention,” Rome: UNFAO, 201

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