Themes and opportunities 2021
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have struggled to balance the competing priorities of safeguarding public health, the economy and personal freedoms. We are observing various important developments such as:
Many of these trends were with us before 2020, part of a pre-existing (and dizzying) acceleration that was contributing to “future shock.” They now represent an acceleration within an acceleration. We’re in a new world and the impacts of change are global.
We’ve summarized the key themes and opportunities investors need to look out for in 2021 in this paper. Download the report today to dive deeper into these themes and discover the action steps investors should be taking to mitigate risk and set themselves up for success in the next year. If you have any questions, reach out to your Mercer consultant or complete the contact form below.
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