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The concept of using one's wealth to drive a positive impact is gaining importance in the investing community. Unlike traditional investments, sustainable investing can bring about positive impact to the society on top of competitive returns. Do you let your values guide your investments? Which aspects of sustainability matter most to you? Answer the next six questions to find out.
There is a big potential for sustainable investing in Singapore as 85% of its investors are interested in the topic. Female investors and millennials are leading the way with 97% and 94% respectively being interested in incorporating sustainable investing into their portfolios.
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Despite the fact that Singaporean investors are among the most interested in the topic, they are below the global average where currently only 1/3 of the investors hold SI investments. It’s forecasted that the number will increase to 52% in five years.
Standardisation of the sustainable investment terminology will be key as 2/3 of Singaporean investors find sustainable investing terminology confusing.
73% of Singaporean investors compared to the global average of 82%, believe sustainable investing allows them to support a cause they believe in while also receiving a financial return.
Singapore with over 5 million inhabitants in just 700 square km, was named Asia’s greenest city in 2016. Singapore takes the view that environmental protection is not at odds with economic development.
Today, up to 40% of Singapore’s water demand goes through a process of treating used water using advanced membrane technologies and UV disinfection. By 2060, the goal is to meet up to 85% of Singapore’s water demand.
Singapore is one of the market leaders in global green bond issuances in Asia, setting standards and providing incentives to increase its growth.