"Chinese millionaires and billionaires are more likely to be younger, self-made, and female—traits that are common among investors hoping to get both social and financial returns." (Kupferschmid-Rojas on why sustainable finance is booming in China)
75% of U.S. asset managers say their firms now offer sustainable investing strategies, up from 65% in 2016.
Results show that, although sustainability orientation does not increase the chances of success or of engaging professional
investors, it attracts a higher number of everyday investors.
"We are on the cusp of the largest inter-generational transfer of wealth ever experienced, with more than $30trn projected to fall under the control of millennials over the next 20 years in the US alone." (Lauren Smart on Millennials and the growth of sustainable investing)
What the Baromètre du Crowdfunding en France 2018 shows.
"Since the financial crisis, in the absence of banks lending, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending took off. That awakened an appetite in the public psyche to invest in things directly." (Bevis Watts on why crowdfunding has become a growing source of investment for social enterprises over the past decade)
Ethical and sustainable banks’ returns have been three times higher than those of mainstream banks.
The one man’s hard truth which went viral.
Uncertain future signals a potential negative impact on the willingness of risking large sums of money as crowdfunders confirm to be the major investor type.
"A more purposeful capitalism requires more than just words and gestures or speeches of good will. It requires purpose to be put at the centre of how value is defined in firms, in governments, and by economic theory." (Mariana Mazzucato)