Attitudes towards green and ethical investment have remained largely unchanged during the financial crisis, research from the sustainable investment and finance association (UKSIF) has revealed.
According to a survey of financial advisers, 85 per cent said that the financial crisis had impacted the investment approach of their clients. However, just 18 per cent said that it had impacted on clients' attitudes to green and ethical investment.
Commenting on the results, Penny Shepherd MBE, chief executive at UKSIF said: "The financial crisis has clearly had a major impact on consumer attitude to risk. However, it is extremely positive that their commitment to green and ethical investment remains strong.
"This research supports the view that consumers with an interest in green and ethical investment are committed investors who take a longer term view of their investments. Many advisers recognise that green and ethical investments are long term in nature allowing advisers to build strong and ongoing relationships with clients."
The research has been released ahead of National Ethical Investment Week, which runs from 8-14 November.
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