Schroders Global Investor Study 2017: Sustainable investing on the rise

Schroders Global Investor Study 2017: Sustainable investing on the rise

September 28, 2017

A survey of over 22,000 investors across 30 countries has found that sustainable investing is on the rise across the globe. The survey highlighted the countries that are ahead of the curve and those where sustainability behaviours, such as recycling, and investing is lagging behind. Globally, investors see sustainable investing as a way to drive not only societal, social and environmental change, but also profit.

Sustainable investing is on the rise

–       It is growing in importance to investors with 78% of respondents stating it is more important to them now than it was five years ago; 32% said it was significantly more important and 46% said it was somewhat more important  

–       There is a desire from investors to learn more about it. The survey showed that sustainable investing was the top choice of investment topics people would most like to improve their knowledge of, ahead of subjects such as asset classes and the effect of compounding

–       Moreover, investors are increasing the share of money they are allocating to sustainable investments – 64% of investors said that they have increased their investment in sustainable funds over the last five years

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