One of the key fundamental drivers for our portfolios is the growth in health and nutrition as a business opportunity. In emerging and developed markets alike it is driven by the needs of rising life expectancy, higher chronic disease prevalence, greater awareness of health and increased resources devoted to living longer and better lives. In our insight this month Katerina Kosmopoulou writes about health and nutrition and the significant opportunity it represents for some of the companies we invest in
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”
Nutrition is a personal journey for every one of us. From our carefree student days dominated by burgers and chips (and the occasional beer or two…) to the more health conscious approach we have in our 40s, it is a constant process of discovery. More poignantly as we see our parents and grandparents grow beyond their 70s and 80s questions of ageing, chronic disease and how to ensure the best possible quality of life take on a personal significance. This nexus of consumer need and personal engagement provides fertile ground for innovation and investment opportunities.