01 Sep GLOBAL TRENDS TO WATCH
We were recently asked to take a look at and consider some of the most important global trends to keep on the radar by one of today’s biggest names in finance and banking. These new and emerging developments include a rising push towards ESG concerns and regulation, shifting economic trends, changing compliance demands, and more. Below, we offer a brief rundown of some of our feedback and insights here, which we thought you might find handy as you go about scenario planning and thinking which strategic directions to take your business in going forward. Naturally, these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes in business happening lately, so don’t forget to keep your eyes and ears peeled for more.
Key Global Policies to Watch – Several global trends will influence international investing and finance in 2022 and beyond. For example: The growing push for ESG on a worldwide basis. Digital and technology regulations will also be forthcoming. Inter-bank offered rates (IBOR) will soon be coming to an end. European investments will operate according to different playbooks for the UK and European Union. And regulatory markets will continue to change and evolve through the Asia Pacific region. By monitoring these trends, you can stay one step ahead of changes coming to global markets.
Going Green: The Impact of ESG Regulation on Global Investors – Global investment in ESG and green solutions is at an all time high, even as stakeholder awareness and activism is growing. That has led to the need for increased transparency in investing capital, and increasing push for sustainable investments, and growing risk related to the greening of supply chains and risk that companies will face scrutiny for “greenwashing.” More oversight and disclosure around climate-related concerns will be required going forward, adding layers of complexity to the risk management process. Investors are advised to keep an eye on changes in the space, and how companies are responding to growing calls for governance.