Illustrating the diversity of our members, just over 1 in 5 respondents saw the exclusion of certain industries as a top concern, while the same number claimed it was of little or no concern to them.
Just as there is no 'typical' member there is also a simplicity in these statements that needs further investigation. For instance, while 61% of respondents want no fossil fuels and over half want a shift to renewables, only 40% want carbon-neutral portfolios.
While we understand that members have their own personal moral or ethical views, we believe that in the long run, strong potential performance can be found where good investment management of ESG and climate risks are taken into consideration by companies which, as a result, will also improve long-term returns for members.
Note: Data refers to 2020 questionnaire that surveyed the views of our members.