In a groundbreaking revelation, Henley & Partners reports a surge in interest from both private clients and governments in investment migration programs, positioning them as an effective strategy to fortify against climate change impacts and enhance overall sustainability. The Henley Wealth and Sustainability Report, released today, delves into 150 data points across vital sustainability and wealth parameters, emphasizing the pivotal role of investment migration in addressing global challenges.
The study focuses on G7 nations, BRICS member states, and six new countries set to join the bloc in January 2024 (Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE). Additionally, 19 countries with investment migration programs are examined, shedding light on how such initiatives empower investors to obtain residence or citizenship by contributing significantly to the economy.
Dr. Juerg Steffen, CEO of Henley & Partners, underscores the potential of investment migration to attract foreign direct investment, particularly for climate resilience projects. Examples from Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda demonstrate how these programs can bolster countries against natural disasters and drive transitions to renewable energy.
Prof. Trevor Williams, former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, lauds the report's role in guiding individuals, both private and public, seeking opportunities in sustainability projects. The analysis enables stakeholders to identify countries where climate change threats are minimal, adaptation is rapid, and sustainability risks are low. It also provides insights into countries facilitating residence status through various programs, guiding investors towards opportunities with the highest returns on sustainable investments.
Dr. Areef Suleman, Director of Economic Research and Statistics at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Institute, hails the report for offering a data-driven perspective on leveraging residence and citizenship by investment programs for enhanced investment resilience and sustainability. Notably, investment migration countries consistently outperform G7 and BRICS plus Six nations in crucial areas, reinforcing the wisdom of this approach for high-net-worth individuals seeking a sustainable future.
As the world grapples with climate challenges, this report positions investment migration as a key player in fortifying societies against climate risks and steering towards a sustainable future.