We are on the cusp of the largest capital reallocation in recent history, driven by the increasingly urgent transition towards a climate-neutral, sustainable economy. The tech ecosystem is at the forefront of this transformation, and in this report we deep-dive into the dynamics and tremendous opportunities this represents for the sector.
In this report, we list the sectors within technology that can most help accelerate the climate transition and chart the progress of tech impact investing and M&A. We also zoom in on two verticals that have played a big role in enabling and accelerating the development of sustainability: data analytics and resource-efficient consumption.
At GP Bullhound we are convinced that the tech ecosystem can play a major part in making our planet greener, fairer and safer, and we hope this report conveys our enthusiasm.
Economists Randy Barber and Jeremy Rifkin, among others, have spoken of responsible investment since the 1950s, considering the impact on society and the environment. The publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987, also known as Our Common Future, is considered by most as the watershed moment when the imperative of reducing the impact of economic activities on the environment became known and understood in political, regulatory, societal and economic spheres globally. As all climate indicators turn red, the rhythm of awareness spread is accelerating.
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