The world is still in the early innings of an era of sustainable investing

Five key themes to dominate next 12 months

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Sarah Bratton Hughes of American Century Investments

Sarah Bratton Hughes of American Century Investments

Demand for sustainable investment solutions continues to expand across borders, asset classes and generations, but what will sustain this momentum?

In 2022, we expect sustainable investing to be propelled by a trifecta of rising demand for investments that incorporate ESG factors, favourable economics, and supportive policies and regulations. The EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities is perhaps the best known of these policies, but the EU is far from the only regime implementing sustainability guidelines. The UN Principles for Responsible Investment notes that "there have been over 730 hard and soft law policy revisions, across some 500 policy instruments, which support, encourage or require investors to consider long-term value...

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