Sustainable investment scepticism declines as climate change concerns rise

Engagement in environmental issues also increases

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The number of climate change sceptics fell from 20% in 2017 to 11% this year
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The number of climate change sceptics fell from 20% in 2017 to 11% this year

The number of sustainable investment cynics has nearly halved in the past three years, while climate change has become the focus of shareholder engagement, according to the Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2019.

The study found that the proportion of investors globally who do not believe in sustainable investment has fallen from 20% in 2017 to 11% this year. Notably, the proportion of Latin American sceptics fell from 29% in 2017 to 12%. Industry Voice - Is sustainable investing ethical? The survey also found climate change has become the most important area of engagement, overtaking business' corporate strategies, while accounting quality, bribery and corruption, diversity and labour rights have all increased in significance as stewardship topics. Three-quarters of investors said they exp...

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