Research aim: To explore values and concerns amongst ethical investors, highlighting trends and common areas of concern and understanding attitudes towards ethical debates.
In recent years, there has been a boom in ethical investment. Individuals are increasingly engaging with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and demanding more from their investments than simply a financial return - they want their investments to be made in line with their ethical values and concerns. Here at Ethical Futures we wanted to know more about these values and how our clients want to invest their money. This prompted the creation of our survey which aimed to highlight trends amongst ethical investors. The survey was sent out to 533 active Ethical Futures clients on record and received 138 complete responses. We hope that trends identified from the survey will help to inform the development of ethical and sustainable investment. The process of establishing common areas of concern will help us to offer the best possible service to our clients and inform our engagement with investment managers.