Three in five (60%) Financial Planners are now factoring in ESG related questions when speaking to clients and undertaking fact finds, according to a new report.
A further one in five (22%) of those surveyed said they expected to introduce ESG related questions in the next twelve months, according to the report from analyst firm AKG and wealth manager Charles Stanley.
The report said there is growing interest amongst consumers with investible assets of more than £100,000 to ensure their investments are sustainable and socially responsible. It said that nearly a quarter (24%) of this group of respondents had independently reviewed their investments to ensure that they are sustainable and socially responsible, and over a fifth (21%) had done so with the support of an adviser.
John Porteous, group head of distribution at Charles Stanley said: “While awareness and appetite for socially responsible investing are increasing, we still