Five megatrends and their implications, investors edition

May 2014
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Five megatrends and their implications, investors edition

At a glance

The concept of megatrends is not new, but megatrends today are more complex and interconnected. They have potential implications on business--now and in the future.

Five global megatrends are shaping the world, driving markets and business:

  • Accelerating urbanization
  • Climate change and resource scarcity
  • Demographic shifts
  • A shift in economic power
  • Technological breakthroughs

Companies are adapting to take advantage of the opportunities that megatrends present. But what do these megatrends mean for investors?