Economic evidence suggests that through relatively low-cost face masks and targeted physical distancing measures, economies can recuperate while vaccines and treatments are developed. From an investment perspective, we think this unprecedented moment validates the lessons of strategic discipline, risk management and quality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the investment materiality of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. In particular, the COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on companies’ social response—the ‘S’ in ESG—toward employees, customers, suppliers and society at large. In our view, companies that manage ESG risks well will be better equipped and more resilient in managing through the current environment and to survive future challenges.
We believe Millennials are reshaping markets and have the potential to impact businesses across sectors and geographies. Millennials are driving a series of trends that will shape tomorrow’s investment opportunities.