In March 2021, Schroders commissioned an independent online survey of over 23,000 people who invest from 32 locations around the globe. This spanned countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas and more.
Their research defines ‘people’ as those who will be investing at least €10,000 (or the equivalent) in the next 12 months and who have made changes to their investments within the last 10 years. Due to this threshold, Schroders acknowledges that this group and therefore the research findings are not representative of everyone’s experience of the pandemic. The results were published in their Global Investor Study Report 2021.
Theme 2 of the report looks at sustainable investing and how the events of the pandemic have shone a spotlight on the social and environmental impacts of basic practices like air travel. It has heightened the need for businesses to act more responsibly and for issues like climate change to be dealt with more urgently. But how is this increase in consciousness influencing behaviours and attitudes towards sustainable investing?
Below is a quick snapshot of some of the findings but, for further details, please visit the Schroders’ Sustainability hub.
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