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Responsible Investing is about more than just climate

A common misconception is that socially responsible investments are focused on just a handful of issues like climate change or renewable energy. In reality, it is possible to find investment opportunities linked to all 17 of the UN’s 17 SDGs, which encompass everything from social housing to education, clean drinking water to sustainable fishing, gender equality to the food access and quality.

Research by the RIAA31, shown in Figure 5 below, reveals Australian investors are interested in a variety of causes.

FIGURE 5: ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO CONSUMERS WHEN INVESTING

Source: RIAA

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References

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From Value to Riches 2020, Charting consumer expectations and demand for responsible investing in Australia, Responsible Investment Association of Australasia

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