Building back better – a sustainable post-covid recovery (Lombard Odier)

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by Christopher Kaminker, PhD Head of Sustainable Investment Research & Strategy Lombard Odier Investment Managers and Kristina Church, ACA – Senior Investment Strategist for sustainable investment

It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis has already had a devastating impact on global society and will continue to do so in the months ahead. As a result, we think it is more important than ever to focus on sustainability. The transition to a more sustainable economy is already underway, spurred by positive market forces – regulation, technology, investor pressure and consumer demand. All these elements are working in unison to accelerate the revolution.

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There is, of course, a risk that the current crisis could derail the speed of this transition but we believe that with a concerted response from policymakers, now is the opportunity to “build back better” – to build a healthier, more resilient, net-zero-emissions economy that drives sustainable economic prosperity.

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