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A fifth of UK investors plan to invest in socially responsible funds

Theo Osborn | 14:03 Monday 10th September 2018

Nearly a fifth of UK investors (19%) are planning to invest in socially responsible investing (SRI) funds in the coming years, according to the latest research.

The annual Impact Investing survey by Triodos Bank has revealed that for those aged between 18-34, this figure rises to nearly half (47%).

However, nearly three-quarters of investors (73%) stated that they had never been offered ethical investment opportunities. 

Bevis Watts, managing director at Triodos Bank UK, said: “Demographic changes, social media and awareness of the challenges facing our planet mean that investors are waking up to the fact that there really is no such thing as a neutral investment. 

“Every investment has an impact on individuals, society and the economy.

“The socially responsible investing (SRI) market is growing quickly, but we must be careful that it isn't just labelled as sustainable investment on the surface. 

“We encourage all investors to seek out funds that are not only best in class, but that apply strict sustainability criteria.”

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