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- November 1, 2022: Vol. 14, Number 10

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Nearly 90% of Hong Kong investors find sustainable funds attractive

by Jennifer Molloy

A large majority of investors investing in Hong Kong are drawn to sustainable funds (88 percent), primarily for environmental concerns, although they also want to exert influence in relation to societal issues, according to the Schroders Global Investor Study 2022.

Environmental impact remains the most attractive feature of sustainable funds (51 percent) for investors, followed by alignment with their societal principles (38 percent).

Investment returns remain crucial to investors, but many believe that sustainable practices are tied to greater profitability and success over the long term, with 63 percent in Hong Kong taking that view.

The sustainability-focused findings of Schroders’ flagship study, which surveyed more than 23,000 people investing from 33 locations globally, including 500 from Hong Kong, also found that among those who recognise the appeal of sustainable funds, 58 percent of them said sustainability as a thematic investment has becom

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