Growing sense of urgency for social, environmental, governance changes

Many issues are long-term but some pose a more immediate threat than investors realise

There is growing evidence that climate change is exacerbating natural weather systems and that, going forward, we are likely to see harsh weather materialise more frequently.PHOTO: REUTERS

Sustainability experts usually avoid having to pen market outlook pieces - it's all about the long term, after all.

But our thesis at Schroders is that environmental and social change is accelerating, generating an ever-stronger headwind for companies to navigate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'Growing sense of urgency for social, environmental, governance changes'. Subscribe