Explore 15 trends that will gain momentum in 2020 - by 18 industry leaders and influencers.

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In 2019, the net flows into ESG funds exceeded $20.6 billion. In 2020, the global crisis has changed the world as we know it. Will sustainability be part of the new normal?

At the dawn of a new decade, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) investing and sustainable finance are no longer niche topics for environmentally conscious investors.

They have become mainstream concerns centering on profitability, risk reduction, human capital development, diversity – and creating more sustainable investing strategies. The COVID-19 crisis has transformed and further reinforced this trend.

We have talked with 18 ESG leaders and influencers and came up with 16 key trends to follow in 2020.

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Meet the authors

Elena Philipova
Global Head of ESG Proposition,

Jed Emerson
Founder of Blended Value Group

Alessia Falsarone
Head of Sustainable Investing,
PineBridge Investments

Julia Walker
Head of Government and Industry Affairs, Sustainable Finance and Risk, Refinitiv

Nikita Singhal
Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG, Lazard Asset Management

Jared Gonsky
Partner, LOHAS Capital & Advisors

Jackie Cureton
Co-founder and Principal Consultant, Bright Insights Global LLC

Saidah Nash Carter
Co-founder and Principal Consultant, Bright Insights Global LLC

Helene Li
Co-founder, GoImpact

Julia Wilkinson
CEO and Founder of Imvest

Jeff Gitterman
Co-founding partner, Gitterman Wealth Management

Sakis Kotsantonis
Managing Partner at KKS Advisors

Audrey Choi
Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley

Keesa Schreane
"Sustainability Perspectives" Podcast Host, Director of Partnerships, Refinitiv

Wilhelm 'Wil' Bielert
Chief Digital Officer & Vice President, Premier Tech

Klaus Naderer
Co-Owner, Chairman, Managing Director, SolidGround - Group

Ulf Erlandsson
CIO at Diem Credit

Chris Wigley
ESG Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

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What you will learn:

Greater focus on sustainability is something you can't ignore in 2020, and your ability to catch up will define your company's long term success and crisis resilience. This playbook is especially beneficial for:

  • Investment managers
  • Asset and fund managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Business executives and business owners
  • Institutional investors
  • CSR and Sustainability leaders
  • Wealth managers
How it can help you & what you'll learn?

But it shouldn't be. We have created this ultimate guide to the key ESG industry trends so you have everything in place and accessible at any time.
  • What are the key trends shaping Sustainable Finance 2020 and beyond?
  • How will COVID-19 crisis change the ESG industry?
  • What are the key challenges on the global scale and how to overcome them?
  • What are the strategies adopted by market leaders?
  • What are the opportunities to jump at in 2020, and what are the risks to avoid?

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