Study Shows That Investors Want to Invest with More Social and Environmental Impact

Investors Want to Invest with More Social and Environmental Impact

Study Shows That Investors Want to Invest with More Social and Environmental Impact

In the words of Ghandi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

For most of us, we think of that in terms of our physical actions, but what if the way you invest money had the power to change the world too?

An independent report, commissioned by BNY Mellon Investment Management, has “found that if women were to invest at the same rate as men there would be an additional $3.2trn of capital to invest globally.”

The report, Pathway to Inclusive Investment, is a result of surveying 8,000 respondents across 16 markets and 100 asset managers with combined assets under management of nearly $60trn.

Of those investors studied, “over half of women (55%) would invest – or invest more – if the impact of their investment aligned with their personal values and 53% would invest – or invest more – if the fund they invested in had a clear purpose for good.”

According to the study, the trend is even stronger in younger female investors. “71% of those under 30 who already invest say they tend to put their money in companies that support their personal values, compared to 53% of women over 50 who invest.”

So what does this mean?

The research found that female investors want to invest in a way that has more of a social and environmental impact. Therefore, if women were to invest at the same rate as men, over $1.9trn would flow into eco friendly and socially responsible investments.

Now that’s some green going green!

 

For the full article on the study, click here: https://www.internationalinvestment.net/news/4044252/bny-mellon-calls-inclusive-investment-women-globally-invest-usd-2trn

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