Wide gap exists between investors’ interest and knowledge in responsible investing (Investment Executive)

June 1st, 2017

June 1, 2017
By: Jade Hemeon

Investors would be more inclined to choose responsible investments if their financial advisors suggested suitable products.

The vast majority of Canadian investors are interested in responsible investing (RI), but most know little or nothing about it, according to a new report from the Responsible Investment Association (RIA).

The 2017 RIA Investor Opinion Survey, sponsored by Vancouver-based OceanRock Investments Inc., found that even though 77% of investors are interested in RI, a significant 73% have little or no knowledge of what it is. Only 5% of survey participants said they had no interest at all in RI.

The results highlight a huge “RI awareness gap,” the report says, and an opportunity for financial advisors to raise the conversation with clients and steer them toward suitable RI investments.

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