In BetaShares’ 2019 ETF Investment Trends Report, only 16% of investors said it was of no importance that their investment portfolio contains companies with good environmental standards, with 29% saying it was ‘very important’ or ‘extremely important’.
Financial planners are responding to this demand. In the 2019 report, 34% of planners reported providing advice on responsible investments, up from 19% just two years previously.
Two important questions to consider prior to making an ethical investment are:
How do I know I’m really buying a responsible or ethical investment?
Does responsible investment come at the cost of financial performance?