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Pension researchers find individuals prefer more sustainable investments
Sustainable investment has been growing rapidly in recent years. But are individuals willing to put their pension savings on the table to promote sustainability? A recent study from the Netherlands says yes.
On March 22, 2021 the National Pension Hub of the Global Risk Institute hosted Dr. Rob Bauer from Maastricht University to share some insights from his forthcoming article for The Review of Financial Studies entitled “Get Real! Individuals Prefer More Sustainable Investments”.
In his remarks, Dr. Bauer discussed how should pension funds interpret their fiduciary duty in regards to sustainable investments. He shared the outcomes of a study that conducted two field surveys with a pension fund that grants its members a real vote on its sustainable investment policy. The study found that two-thirds of the participants favored investing their pension savings in a sustainable manner, even facing expected lower financial returns.
Fast facts from the study