Investing in ideas
of the future


We know that we need to look ahead to move forward. Yet thinking about the future and taking action are quite different. Join us as we explore the trends and ideas that are shaping our world of tomorrow.

Exploring investable ideas

Understanding the changes that are taking place in the world can help us stay ahead. We've identified three megatrends – demographic change, sustainability pressures and technological advancement – that will all have a significant influence on how we live.

Using this framework to analyse how the world is changing, each megatrend can be divided into key investable ideas:

Sustainability pressures Demographic change Technological advancement

Sustainability pressures

  • Clean air
  • Sustainable water supplies
  • Sustainable food

Demographic change

  • Ageing population
  • Millennials

Technological advancement

  • Work 2.0
  • Gaming
  • Robotics
  • Smart mobility
  • 5G
  • Blockchain

Demographic change

The number of people on earth is growing – fast. Improvements in healthcare have resulted in increased longevity for high income countries like the UK. With such growth comes its own challenges and opportunities. Experts and RBC thought leaders discuss some of these changes and what they mean for you.

What does the future of work look like?

Hear from leading generational expert, Dr. Eliza Filby, and former journalist turned teacher, Lucy Kellaway, on how people are adapting to a post pandemic society. How has a year in lockdown changed what people want from work, school and home?

How different generations will adapt to post-pandemic life

Recent events have given everyone the chance to pause and consider what's essential in relationships, health and careers. How are different generations prioritising now? Dr. Filby and Lucy Kellaway unpack how some changes we initially thought were temporary might be here to stay.

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