Kames launches 2018 Ethical Survey
London – Kames Capital has launched its biennial UK research survey to canvas the views of people with an interest in ethical and sustainable investing.
The survey, which calls upon the opinions of financial advisers, individual investors, fund platforms, ratings agencies, pension funds, consultants and charities, aims to ensure that Kames’ funds reflect changes in society and remain relevant to the needs of investors.
2019 will mark the 30th year since Kames launched its first ethical fund. Although the firm’s approach to ethical screening has remained broadly consistent over three decades, it has evolved its policies to incorporate new ethical issues as they have arisen.
Commenting on the survey, Ryan Smith, Head of ESG Research at Kames Capital, said: “It has been almost two years since we formally consulted with investors and advisers in our ethical and sustainable funds. Since 2016 we have seen a surge of interest in responsible investing, with a growing number of investors seeking to understand the broader impacts of their investments on the environment and society.”
To contribute views, respondents are asked to visit Kames’ dedicated web page, which includes a link through to the online survey, which takes around five minutes to complete.
Kames will publish the survey results in early 2019 and will send a copy to all respondents.