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Oxford University: Wealthy private investors steer towards sustainable funds

Sustainability ratings matter to wealthy private investors, underlines recent Oxford University research.

Amir Amel-Zadeh, Associate Professor of Accountancy at University of Oxford. | Photo: PR / Oxford University

Wealthy private investors are more likely to invest in companies with high sustainability ratings, research from Oxford University has found.

In an analysis treating anonymized data from ABN AMRO private bank, companies with high sustainability ratings received 15 percent more investment per month over the three-year period 2016-2019, compared to those with low ratings. The data covered the bank’s four main European markets; the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France.

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