Nearly 6 in 10 Singaporeans more aware of environmental problems caused by the pandemic
Meanwhile, 57% believe in investing only in sustainable funds.
A Schroders survey found that 57% of Singaporeans see the importance of tackling environmental issues caused by the pandemic.
Respondents to the online survey include 23,950 people worldwide. Those who have invested at least $ 15,548 (€ 10,000) have been invited to participate.
56% of Singaporeans surveyed also see the importance of social issues.
57% also believe in investing only in sustainable funds, while 6% have a negative perception.
When asked why they were interested in sustainable funds, 56% indicated a wider environmental impact, up from 51% the previous year. 32% agreed that their societal principles pushed them, up from 30% the previous year. The only drop, however, was in those who thought it would deliver higher returns, as only 44% responded positively compared to 56% the year before.
However, more than half of respondents in Singapore want to see evidence of better returns, as 62% say data supporting sustainable investments is one of the deciding factors. 41% also believe that regular communication about the impact of their investments will encourage investors, while 40% believe in self-certification of the investment provider.