ESG investors prioritising climate change over diversity - research

Only 9% of HNWIs considered diversity an important ESG issue

Pedro Gonçalves
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Investors are prioritising environmental issues at the expense of diversity
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Investors are prioritising environmental issues at the expense of diversity

Climate change and environmental issues dominate investor concerns when it comes to ESG, with diversity ranking low on the agenda, according to research by Smith & Williamson Investment Management.

Although 2020 saw a 20% rise in the number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) considering ESG in their investment decisions, only 9% of HNWIs placed diversity as an important ESG issue. Over half...

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