Report: ‘Millennial generation’ most interested in investing to make a positive global impact

Monday, August 6, 2018

The so-called ‘Millennial generation’ is four times more likely than older people to invest their money for positive social and environmental impact, research by Barclays reveals.

Two out of five investors (43 per cent) aged under 40 report having made an impact investment during their lifetime, the study says.

But this falls to less than one in ten (9 per cent) people aged 50-59, dropping even further to 3 per cent of investors aged over 60.

Overall, investing with consideration for social and environmental impact is becoming more prevalent, with the number of UK investors that have made an impact investment growing to 15 per cent in 2017, up from 9 per cent in 2015.

Photo courtesy of Sudipto Sarkar.

Source: The Irish News (link opens in a new window)

ESG, impact investing, research, youth