world in transition.

navigating the transition to a sustainable world.

Big Data is a big deal

Big Data is a big deal

Big Data is a relatively new and exciting development that has the potential to re-shape the investing landscape. Although Big Data has become a common discussion topic, the actual practices and specific challenges behind it largely remain a mystery.

Here, we discuss the factors driving growth in Big Data, examine investment use cases, and outline key criteria for success.

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Plastic wrap

Plastic wrap

Plastic has become a ubiquitous material thanks to its amazing properties. The popularity and prevalence of plastic is down to its resilience and affordability.

Due to its detrimental impact on both the environment and health, however, governments and regulators are starting to take action.

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Reap what you sow

Reap what you sow

The agricultural sector faces challenges in terms of its existing practices, and disruption from new regulation and technologies. The world is on the brink of the next agricultural revolution.

The global population is expected to rise from 7.8 billion in 2018 to 10.2 billion by 2060.

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The rise of the millennials and Generation Z

The rise of the millennials and Generation Z

Younger consumers prioritise brands which have incorporated sustainability into their business models. Their collective spending power should be another strong motivator for brands.

Millennials – those born between 1981 and 1994 – and members of Generation Z – those born between 1995 and 2009 – value sustainability. 

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A better approach to sustainability?

Data is the lifeblood of sustainability

Data is likely to be a key driver of the sustainability revolution.

Investors need to adapt to the risks and opportunities presented by the sustainability revolution, which means it is imperative that they can access a complete set of data that encompasses both financial and non-financial data. This means we need to consider not just a financial analysis of a company, but the business practices, and how the business model will fare in the face of transformative long term trends.

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Creating a climate for sustainability

Creating a climate for sustainability

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today.

The physical risks associated with a rise in global temperatures, and the transition risks created by shifting towards a low-carbon economy are already having wide-reaching consequences for investment portfolios. 

We believe that it is no longer possible for investors to ignore the risks, or the opportunities a transition on this scale presents.

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