Megatrend Exposure


The Urbanisation score of this Portfolio is 12%


The Globalance Megatrend-Share shows you the average share of revenues of the portfolio that is achieved in one or more megatrends. For the calculation, the Megatrend-Shares of the individual investments are capital-weighted and added up.


Urbanisation Exposure


Urbanisation is the 5th most represented megatrend in this portofolio

133 (of 504)

of the holdings are invested in this megatrend

What is it about

Urbanization is the spread of urban forms of life. On the one hand, this can be expressed in the growth of cities, on the other hand, by infrastructural development of rural regions comparable to urban standards and by changed social behaviour of the inhabitants of rural areas. Urbanisation measures the share of the urban population in the total population.

Urbanisation Exposure of your Assets


Portfolio Megatrend Exposure


Data source: Globalance

Asset Name
Urbanisation Exposure
Global Megatrends Exposure
% of portfolio
Ventas, Inc.100%100%0%
Union Pacific Corporation100%100%0%
UDR, Inc.100%100%0%
Tyler Technologies, Inc.100%100%0%
T-Mobile US, Inc.100%100%0%

Why does it matter


  • Smart cities combine data, especially real-time data, with digital technologies. Behavioural patterns are recognized. Because data can change human behavior. New technologies transmit information about available parking spaces and thus reduce traffic volumes. The public transport network is dense, high-speed and digitally networked. Roads are also intelligently networked, lighting is only active when there is effective traffic, sensors measure traffic volume and not only measure current air pollution, but also predict it. Energy production and consumption are coordinated Translated with (free version)

  • In the future, more people will share the same area. A city is sustainable when it balances density and access to nature. Another factor is the use of resources. Water consumption and the protection of natural areas must be under control. Water is therefore collected directly on roofs. Sustainable cities have recycling systems that ensure an efficient flow of materials.

  • Sustainable real estate makes cities green. There are new solutions along the entire value chain: it starts with the building materials. Green Cement, for example, causes fewer emissions and requires less material input. Another variant follows the cradle-to-cradle principle: properties are planned from the outset so that they can be efficiently demolished. Other areas are: Intelligent measuring systems, energy-efficient buildings, passive design (daylight, green facades, natural ventilation etc.).


  • Buildings account for around 30% of total energy consumption, with a further 28% coming from transport. Many cities are already struggling with a shortage of housing, overloaded infrastructures and endangered water and energy supplies.

  • Many megacities are stuck in a traffic collapse: permanent traffic jams on the streets, the subways hopelessly crowded, air pollution omnipresent.

  • Living space in many cities has become unaffordable for many people.

Relevance for Investors

We are steering urbanisation in the right direction with sustainable investments. Future mover companies develop products and services that take up the megatrend urbanisation in a desirable way. These are developments that strengthen the positive aspects of urbanisation and help overcome its challenges.

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