Behind the numbers: Retail investors a growing force in sustainable funds
By Hortense Bioy
Once a niche area, sustainable investing has become one of the hottest topics in the investment world. It has also become a bigger trend in the retail sector as more people, particularly the young and women, care about the type of businesses they are investing in. They want their money to go to companies that operate responsibly, and offer sustainable goods and services.
Retail assets are growing
According to the latest Eurosif report, retail assets now account for more than 30 per cent of sustainable investments, compared with just 3.4 per cent in 2013.
Retail investors are also expected to increase their allocation to sustainable investments from 38 per cent of their portfolio today to 48 per cent within the next five years.
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