Market trends are constantly changing, depending on the needs of society and the new problems that arise in it. However, there are industries known as evergreen, which satisfy an INTRINSIC need of the human being. This means that, no matter how much time progresses, those same needs and problems will be present in our lives and our society.
For example, education is an industry dedicated to teaching and instruction, 2 things that are necessary for the development of a human being. In the same way, it happens with agriculture, an industry dedicated to sowing and growing the food we consume every day.
These types of industries are very attractive opportunities for investors since these are experts in adapting to new changes and trends.
Take the example of renewable energy.
The energy sector knew how to continue to meet our needs and at the same time adapt to a necessary change, protect the environment and control emissions.
What are the best evergreen industries?
Farming and agriculture
The first most important factor that we should highlight about this industry is the important role it plays, treating the soil and land for the production of everyday food.
It is an industry valued at 2.4 trillion dollars, which provides jobs to 1.3 billion people. This means that agriculture is the industry responsible for the employment of 19% of the world’s population.
It is the industry that offers the most jobs in underdeveloped countries and regions such as South Asia and Africa.
Therefore, it is considered that investing in the agricultural industry is a way to improve food quality and support sustainability, as well as providing help to the economy of many countries around the world.
From agriculture is derivated agribusiness, the economic activity related to farm products that are helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the long term.
In fact, in 2018 BBVA mobilized around 12 million dollars in sustainable finance, which boosted the development of machinery for agribusiness.
The energy industry and renewable energy
We have a very clear example, in 2016 Norway announced that the sale and distribution of gasoline cars would be prohibited in 2025. Next, France and other countries in Europe announced something similar.
According to research conducted by the multinational energy asset management Kaiserwetter, it is expected that renewable energies will achieve a share of 36% on the global energy mix in 2030, which could increase GDP to approximately 1.3 billion dollars.
Another factor that we have in mind is that renewable energies are unlimited, unlike fossil fuels, dependent on oil, gas or coal.
In fact, in 2017 a study conducted by the IEA (International Energy Agency) was conducted, which determined that cash flows directed towards oil and gas fell by 25%.
As we have seen before, renewables continue to gain ground and already represent more than 17% of total investments. This figure represents an amount of about 278,000 million dollars, enough to cover the growth of global electricity demand.
This is the integration of services and sectors that provide goods for health care, in the form of treatments, preventive treatments, rehabilitation, palliative care, plastic surgeries or beauty treatments, etc …
It is projected that in 2022 this industry will reach a value of 10 trillion dollars, and as of 2018, the Healthcare Industry has grown in value by 5.4% annually.
In addition to this industry being one of the most important for health, since it is responsible for treating diseases such as cancer, diabetes or similar, it is one in which we can expect more technological development, since Health technology sector is expected to reach $280 billion for the year 2021-2022, therefore, it is an industry that is never stagnant.
Also, many hospitals in the United States are implementing telehealth, a tool that extends the care and treatment of patients, as well as care and reducing costs.
This technology includes views of the doctor via video call and long-distance patient monitoring.
The development of technology within the Healthcare industry is greatly aided by other industries with growth potential, such as blockchain, virtual reality, robotics, IoMT, RPA and artificial intelligence.
Educational services are those establishments dedicated to teaching and training, such as schools and universities.
It is not surprising that the level of education has a direct relationship with the development of the person, has a direct effect on society and professional training. Many statistics show that the countries with the lowest level of education are the poorest, economically speaking.
An example is Africa, one of the countries with more poverty in the world, in which access to education is complicated, and only a small percentage of the population has access to it.
In 2016, the education industry was evaluated at 51.80 billion dollars, and in 2025 it is projected to reach the value of 105 billion dollars.
According to Vivian Lan Agami, director of SingularityU Mexico Summit, 50% of the jobs we know today could disappear in 2030, being replaced by artificial intelligence.
This is where universities will play a very important role, since careers such as software engineering or robotics, according to many experts like the one mentioned above, will be the university careers of the future.
This is perhaps the most interesting and innovative industry on this list, as it is a sector that competes with traditional financial systems, improving speed and financial activities.
It is expected that in 2025 this industry will have a market size of 124.3 billion dollars since currently, most banks and financial institutions are implementing these technologies to streamline processes.
Although fintech companies are the trend of the moment, they are not expected to sweep away with traditional banks. These will be considered as a complement to the system, offering “support” to the current activities and practices of the banks and providing, at the same time, more options for customers in terms of new technologies.
Emerging companies are the most common companies in the field of financial technology since they can re-invent the wheel and start from zeros with applications and financial processes, which are complex and require too many resources to be changed in the case of legacy companies. These new financial technology companies can also challenge the traditional system and disrupt the market by offering new software and services that customers will expect from all competitors.
The Economist reports that Silicon Valley fintech firms received 4 billion dollars in financing in 2013, a sum that increased to 12 billion in 2014. With such an influx of venture capital in addition to other dollars, there is no doubt that This industry has great success and it is not just a momentary trend.
An example that has become increasingly common is mobile payments. In some markets, using your smartphone to pay for items is the current currency. Mobile banking services are now more secure and reliable, thanks to applications that offer immediate access to most daily banking needs. As the consumer becomes familiar and feels more and more comfortable with such services, options such as Apple Pay are beginning to be imposed and will force merchants, consumers and the financial industry to adapt.
That same report presents the three main ways in which financial technology will change the market: