Nearly 6 of 10 Singaporeans more aware of environmental issues due to pandemic

Meanwhile, 57% believe in investing solely in sustainable funds. 

A survey by Schroders found that 57% of Singaporeans see the importance of addressing environmental issues due to the pandemic. 

Respondents from the online survey include 23,950 people worldwide. Those who have invested at least $15,548 ( €10,000) were asked to take part.

56% of Singaporean respondents, meanwhile, see the importance of social issues as well.

57% also believe in the idea of investing solely in sustainable funds, while 6% showed a negative perception of it.

When asked why they are interested in sustainable funds, 56% pointed to a wider environmental impact, as compared to 51% from the previous year. 32% agreed that their societal principles pushed them, as compared to 30% from the previous year. The only decrease, however, was in those who believed it would offer higher returns, as only 44% answered positively when compared to 56% from the previous year.

More than half of the Singapore respondents, however, want to see evidence of better returns, as 62% point to data supporting sustainable investments as one of the deciding factors. 41% also believe that regular communication on the impact of their investments will encourage investors, while 40% believe in self-certification from the provider of the investment.

Join Singapore Business Review community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!

VSTPL’s failures placed the trust at a higher risk of being used as a conduit for illegal activities, says MAS.
The growth rate estimate is lower than the 2021 forecast of 6.6%.
The bank assured customers that it employs a multi-layered defence system against fraud.
This after S-REITs delivered a modest 6% in total returns in 2021. 
Banks are asked to remove links in emails and SMS sent to customers.
It will redeploy the proceeds from this divestment into higher-yielding assets.
The US, the UK, and Australia were their top destinations during the year-end. 
The company offered 0.6 million units at $5 each.
96% of respondents also believe that this is essential to their organisation. 
The record surpassed Bloomberg's estimate of 13.5%.
 Sembcorp Industries had the most growth.
Globally, the percentage of workers who had the same sentiment was lower at 51%.
Two operators, Daenerys and Deodi, have shut down their ATM machines in the city.
Jalan Tembusu, meanwhile, saw a strong performance due to the opportunity present in the area.
Users can now link accounts from Bank of China, DBS, Maybank, OCBC, StanChart, and UOB.