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Megatrends

Where innovation meets progress

What trends are likely to shape our future? Learn more.

Megatrends investing

Megatrends can give you access to long-term trends that stretch across:

  • technological breakthroughs such as rapid urbanisation
  • climate change and resource scarcity
  • shifting economic power, and 
  • demographic and social change.

Watch the short iShares video to learn about the trends shaping and changing our world. And for more information on megatrends, visit iShares.

Five megatrends to watch

iShares has identified five megatrends that are changing the way we live and work. 

Technology

Technology is driving exponential progress in the tech sector and beyond. Access innovative companies with long-term growth potential in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and more.

Climate change

Demand for a greener tomorrow is growing. In fact, 50% of the world’s energy is predicted to come from solar by 2050.¹ Invest in companies leading the way in clean power, electric vehicles and more.

1. Source: Bloomberg, June 2019, "The World Will Get Half Its Power From Wind, Solar by 2050."

Global wealth

Newly affluent consumers in emerging market economies are transforming global spending and emerging market countries are predicted to represent six out of the seven largest economies by 2050.² Invest in the global middle class shaping the future.

2. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Long View 2017.

Social change

Medical breakthroughs are opening the door to longer, healthier living, and virtualisation is changing the way we connect with each other. Invest in companies revolutionising our lives.

Urbanisation

Cities in the developed world are feeling their age. Cities in emerging markets are coming of age. Invest in companies poised to benefit from infrastructure needs in Australia and across the globe. 

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