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  1. 01 Economy & Finance

    1. Climate-finance flows continue to rise, but are far below the levels required
    2. Sustainable investment reached a tipping point in 2020
    3. ESG volumes are rising across the board
    4. Shareholder resolutions in favour of tackling climate change are more popular, but progress is mixed
    5. There is a troubling disconnect between the ESG take-off and the real economy
  2. 02 Natural Solutions

    1. And the pandemic led people to make radically different food choices
    2. There is a clear uptick in demand for more sustainable products
    3. There has been rising interest in plant-based food during the pandemic
    4. Demand for NCS credits is growing rapidly in line with corporates’ net-zero ambitions
    5. It’s not only a climate story. There is growing business and investor interest in the wider role of natural solutions
  3. 03 Energy

    1. Emissions have quickly rebounded towards and beyond pre-COVID-19 levels
    2. We also need to see a step change in energy efficiency
    3. Low-carbon electricity supply has surpassed coal, an important recent tipping point
    4. Off-grid solar investment is rising
  4. 04 Health & Wellbeing

    1. “Parity of esteem” between physical and mental health is one way to think about the gaps
  5. 05 Mobility & Buildings

    1. Fundamental assumptions about how we live and work in cities were put to the test by COVID-19
    2. Some even question if the long-term trend towards urban living will endure
    3. In many countries, cities were hit especially hard by the pandemic
    4. With big changes in residential property markets
    5. Electric vehicles continue to experience rapid growth
    6. Sales of EVs have accelerated during the pandemic
  6. 06 Value Chains & Circularity

    1. The shock to the global trading system and supply chains comes at a critical moment for sustainability
    2. Net zero will ‘turbo-charge’ demand for minerals, putting upward pressure on prices and reshaping commodity markets
    3. The pandemic has encouraged consumers to think about product value chains
    4. There have been step changes in consumer behaviour
    5. Companies are seeking to drive change down the value chain
    6. More plastic is being recycled, but overall rates are still very low
    7. Consumer attitudes to reused clothes and other goods are shifting