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64% of investors cite financial returns as sustainable investing drive

According to ESG Today, the Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2023, which encompassed the views of 770 institutional investors worldwide, managing nearly $35tn in assets, indicates a significant shift towards sustainable and impact investing strategies, driven predominantly by the prospect of long-term financial returns.

A standout revelation from the study is that 64% of investors now view sustainable investing as a pathway to achieving substantial long-term financial gains. This perspective has superseded the traditional approach of using sustainable investing chiefly as a risk management tool. This evolution underscores a broader, more opportunity-oriented view among investors, highlighting areas such as thematic investing, now preferred by 61% of respondents, and impact investing, which has seen its relevance jump significantly from 34% in 2020 to 59% in the current study.

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