Our survey of more than 1000 investors, with a specific focus on affluent and high net worth investors, in Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE and the UK highlights the resilience of investor interest in sustainable investments amidst market disruptions due to COVID-19.
Key findings include:
- Interest in sustainable investing is very high – 90 per cent are interested and 42 per cent are considering investing 5 to 15 per cent of their funds in sustainable investments over the next three years
- More than 40 per cent of investors consider Clean Water and Sanitation, Good Health and Well-being and Climate Action to be the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of higher importance
- Investors from different regions, have differing views on which of the SDGs are of higher importance, for instance, those from Hong Kong favour Climate Action and those in the UAE caring more about Quality Education
Source: The Standard Chartered Sustainable Investing Review 2020 is based on research commissioned by Standard Chartered Private Bank, field work by Agility Research & Strategy and analysis by behavioural finance experts, Oxford Risk
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