Canadians want guidance on responsible investing, study finds (Wealth Professional)

June 2nd, 2017

June 2, 2017
By: Leo Almazora

The report from the Responsible Investment Association (RIA), which surveyed 1,084 Canadians and was sponsored by OceanRock Investments, found 77% of respondents interested in investments that incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. However, 73% know very little or nothing about them, which results in a so-called “RI awareness gap.”

A strong majority of investors told us that they are more likely to choose responsible investments if their advisor suggests suitable options or if their financial institution, credit union or online brokerage informed them about responsible investments,” said Deb Abbey, CEO of the RIA.

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