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Our Chief Investment Office (CIO) reports provide in-depth knowledge and expertise regarding markets and economies. These were some of our most downloaded studies from 2019.

Clean air and carbon reduction

Clean air is a basic human need, but it is threatened by increasing levels of pollution. Global population and GDP growth, as well as urbanization, are increasing demand for energy, which is still largely generated from fossil fuels. However, innovation is increasingly providing solutions. The transition to more efficient energy sources is helped by technological progress and ¬lower-cost solar and wind energy, as well as batteries and other applications. Read about this topic and other one-page reports within our long-term investment series, which features 30 thematic investment ideas based on long-term structural developments.

Source: © OECD/IEA. IEA Publishing. Licence: www.iea.org/t&c, UBS

The food revolution

Food is life. Even national security increasingly depends on it, given population growth, climate change, water access and other challenges. Our analysts examined the unsustainability of the food and agriculture system, discussed trends that are ¬disrupting the industry and explored potential investment opportunities. Their report focuses on how innovations and consumer choices will transform the world’s food industry. Apart from sustainable trends such as alternative meat, topics such as online food delivery and seed treatment are predicted to lead to ¬massive industry growth. Hungry to learn more yet?

Sources: Company reports, Bloomberg Intelligence, UBS estimates, as of June 2019

World Economic Forum white paper 2019: Awareness, simplification and
contribution

Clean air is a basic human need, but it is threatened by increasing levels of pollution. Global population and GDP growth, as well as urbanization, are increasing demand for energy, which is still largely generated from fossil fuels. However, innovation is increasingly providing solutions. The transition to more efficient energy sources is helped by technological progress and ¬lower-cost solar and wind energy, as well as batteries and other applications. Read about this topic and other one-page reports within our long-term investment series, which features 30 thematic investment ideas based on long-term structural developments.

Source: OECD Development Communication Network, What People Know and Think About the Sustainable Development Goals, as of June 2017

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