3 key investment trends for a post-COVID world
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August 20, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic served as a wake-up call for all businesses, revealing that almost all markets and supply chains can be disrupted at any time.
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During the LinkedIn discussion, the experts gave their views on the pace and shape of the post-pandemic recovery. Forty-four percent believe it will be​​ a ‘W’-shaped recovery. 
 

In the post​​-COVID-19 landscape, new consumer trends will emerge. These trends include a shift to online shopping and working from home, while videoconferencing will grow in popularity. 
The first-half of 2020 has seen record levels of investment in ESG. This focus on sustainability will be a key investment trend in the future. Meanwhile, ​​alternative data will become an important tool in analyzing future investment trends. 

The entire world sits in anticipation, waiting to see what the ‘new normal’ of the post-crisis era will look like and how we can adapt and rebuild our​​​ economies. 

ESG investing will be big in the post-COVID-19 era  

The experts agreed that COVID-19 is a wake-up call for all businesses. which has revealed that our markets and supply chains are fragile and easily dis​​​rupted. This will result in an increased focus on sustainability — something we have already seen happening with the high level of investments in the first quarter of 2020.​ 

And​​rew Dro​ste, o​​​f Russell Reynolds Associates, said: “COVID-19 has exacerbated inequities and underscored the importance of companies expanding the strategy and risk management processes to include key stakeholders beyond shareholders.​ 

“Long- (and​​ short-) term value and profits to shareholders are diminished and cannot thrive over the long term if there is an erosion that occurs amon​g employees, customers, supply chains, governments, or society at large.” 

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Crea​​​ting successful ESG strategies  

Based on ​​learnings from the crisis, our experts have identified the key factors to a successful post-pandemic ESG strategy. 

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Focus on integ​ration, from management KPIs to reporting, said Andrew Droste. 

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