93% of expert investors seek more influence

They want to engage in climate-related issues.

A majority (93%) of expert investors in Singapore believe they should have the power to influence the companies they have invested in, a study by Schroders Global has found.

This is because personal principles are very important to investors in Singapore, whether they are under the expert (63%), intermediate (14%), or rudimentary (9%) classification.

By age bracket, there were more (71%) 18-50-year-olds who strongly prioritise their principles and values when making investment decisions than investors aged 71 years old and above.

Investors in Southeast Asia particularly want to have a say on climate-related issues (31%) and natural capital and biodiversity (23%). 

"Investors of all levels of experience are increasingly wanting to express their views if companies cannot justify their actions," Stuart Podmore, Schroders’ Investment Propositions Director, said.

"If the pandemic has taught us nothing else, it is that companies, as well as governments, are under closer scrutiny than ever to mitigate environmental, societal and governance risks sustainably," Podmore added.

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