In 2020, Censuswide surveyed 400 professional portfolio builders across the U.K., Italy, Germany and Switzerland to uncover attitudes toward sustainable investing and the role of sustainable indexing.
Sustainable is the new standard
Climate change, wildfires and the Covid-19 pandemic have had an increasing impact on European investors. Climate risk is now widely embraced as an investment risk, and transitioning from traditional investments to sustainable ones is quickly becoming imperative, especially for those investing for the long term.
As a result, an unstoppable transition to sustainable investing is now in progress, with 77% of European and 81% of U.K. investors already integrating sustainability into their portfolios.
Whether due to ethical considerations, corporate beliefs, client demand or potential return opportunities, sustainable investing is reshaping portfolio models.
To uncover why investors believe indexing will play such a crucial role, we asked them why they currently choose indexing.
The sustainable indexing investment revolution has started.
As European professional investors begin a decade-long reallocation of capital from traditional strategies into sustainable investments, download the full iShares research report and learn the role indexing can play.
Capital at risk. This information should not be relied upon as investment advice, or a recommendation regarding any products, strategies. The environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations discussed herein may affect an investment team’s decision to invest in certain companies or industries from time to time. Results may differ from portfolios that do not apply similar ESG considerations to their investment process.
FOR PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS AND QUALIFIED INVESTORS ONLY
Source: Censuswide, iShares Sustainable Investing Research, June 2020. For illustrative purposes only. Note: Total may not add up to 100%, as respondents could pick more than one factor.