The Age of Transformation centres on the world’s transition into a new economic environment and the accompanying trends contributing to a more sustainable and inclusive world. But what happens when these trends appear to collide with the end goals?
As the world’s biggest source of carbon emissions, at 28%, China’s contribution to the Glasgow COP seemed underwhelming. However, despite appearances, China aims to match the rest of the world in terms of its climate ambitions. It wants to be the world’s biggest producer of electric vehicles, with sales jumping 154% last year to reach a total of 3.3 million units sold.
So the question of whether you should invest in China if you want to take responsible investing seriously is, as ever, not black and white and demands further investigation.