Standard Chartered’s says their latest survey shows interest in sustainable investing among emerging high net worth investors is at an all-time high.
The Sustainable Investing Review 2021 shows an upward trend in sustainable investing among more than 2000 investors, surveyed in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, India, the UAE and UK. 13% of investors already have more than 25% of total investments channelled into sustainable solutions, compared to just 2% in 2020.
However, the survey also shows that a lack of measurement and transparency are preventing sustainable investing from becoming more mainstream.
Marc Van de Walle, Global Head of Wealth Management, Standard Chartered, said: “With investor interest at an all-time high, we can expect more investment capital to move into sustainable investing solutions, presenting a huge opportunity to address pressing global challenges. To ensure we cross the tipping point, it is vital for the industry to collaborate and develop robust governance frameworks and address the concerns with transparency and measurement. At Standard Chartered, we continue to work with key stakeholders and incorporate the latest regulatory requirements as we sharpen our sustainable investing standards and framework for greater transparency.”
He added: “The findings also highlighted the crucial role of professional advice: by providing personalised advice according to our clients’ sustainability goals, and access to the most relevant sustainable investment solutions, we can enable our clients to make a positive impact, along with financial returns.”