The population is aging, urbanizing and networking more strongly than ever, while our value system is going through a massive upheaval and democracy is being eroded. Concerns for the environment, globalization and localization affect everything from consumption habits and working life to politics.
Accelerating transformations of technology and digitalization are reshaping many industries. Renewable energy production, energy storage and the circular economy are utilizing digitalization, new innovations and technologies.
The strive for sustainable development guides impact investing, energy production, the circular economy and the development of industrial processes, production chains and infrastructure, among other things. Local solutions become more relevant.