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20210901ESG

ESG: Greening the Portfolio

Traditional energy use and investments suffered in 2020 while alternative energy advanced. Despite a recent reversal, Citi expects further progress for alternatives and energy efficiency.
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Bridging the Gap between Green Investment and Investors

Citi analysts believe the world has reached the “green tipping point” where global climate policy activity is accelerating alongside renewed green commitments from businesses, investors, and consumers. However, there remains a substantial gap between the US$3-$5 trillion level of annual green investment likely needed to meet the 1.5°C limit on global warming by 2050 and the nearly US$600 billion of total climate finance invested in 2017/2018.
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Why Ignoring Sustainability is a Portfolio Risk

In past years, an investor could emphasize or ignore sustainability factors at their discretion, with personal views not market fundamentals driving their choice. But that has been changing rapidly, with sustainability increasingly functioning as a driver of performance and portfolio stability.
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Investing in an ESG World

Market forces, rather than government mandates alone, are now powering the switch from fossil fuels to renewables and Citi analysts believe the investment case for renewables just became even more compelling.
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An Improving Base Case

In the short term, “COVID-cyclicals” appear attractive for a potential recovery and rotation and global small and mid-caps could catch up. Over the longer-term, Citi analysts are in favor of “unstoppable trends” such as the Rise of Asia, Increasing Longevity and Digital Disruption. A new long-term theme is the rising importance of climate change and ESG investing.
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