Greenwashing tops investors' concerns around ESG

Worry about higher fees and costs also up

Pedro Gonçalves
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Some companies have been exaggerate their green credentials to capitalise on growing demand for environmental products
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Some companies have been exaggerate their green credentials to capitalise on growing demand for environmental products

The biggest worry among investors is ESG products are not what they claim to be, with 44% citing greenwashing as their biggest concern when it comes to responsible investing.

This was closely followed by investors having concerns around these investments having higher fees and costs (42%) and if they will perform better than more traditional portfolios (38%), according to research from Quilter. The data also revealed that more than half of investors (56%) are likely to consider responsible investing either more than they do now or will start to at some point in the future, highlighting the sustained demand for these types of investments. Sustainable Investment Special Report: The changing face of greenwashing risks and how to combat them Eimear Toomey, ...

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