Environmental disruption – friend or foe?

Environmental disruption - friend or foe?

Public trust in UK corporations is falling. The Edelman Trust Barometer 2018 found that trust in UK business fell 43% since the previous year. An Invesco study on disruption, found that companies themselves are pessimistic about the future and about half of the companies thought that 25-50% of the FTSE 350 would be displaced in the next 10 years. This imminent change in the corporate landscape is driven from a mixture of changing consumer preferences, regulatory, digital and environmental trends. For investors, focusing on a company’s management of disruption drivers and direction of change, as part of ESG analysis, is more important than ever before.