Impact on climate change

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Climate Concerned? –  You can choose a Socially Responsible Sustainable ‘Green’ Pension Fund

Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK more concerned about climate change.

The impacts of climate change have been increasingly felt around the world in recent years. Governments, businesses and citizens alike are urged to take steps to reduce their environmental impact. The reality is that climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet.

Recent weather events, such as heatwaves, floods and fires this year, have made nearly two-thirds (60%) of people in the UK more concerned about climate change. A further 59% are also worried about weather reports from other countries, including in Australia and America, according to new research[1].

Wide choice of sustainable pension funds available

The good news is that there is now a wide choice of ‘green’ investment and pension funds available and these have grown in popularity over recent years as more people become aware of the climate crisis and its implications. These initiatives allow investors to allocate their capital into sustainable funds, which support businesses and projects that promote a cleaner environment and renewable energy for example.

UN climate summit

Two out of five (42%) people have said that the UN climate summits have made an impact on their climate change concerns – and 40% said that having children and grandchildren has made them worried about climate change.

This has spurred many to take action and live more sustainably in the last 12 months. Most popular planned changes include reducing plastic usage (71%), shopping locally (62%), driving less (53%) or buying an electric or hybrid vehicle (32%), and consuming less meat and dairy


You can choose pensions and investment funds to play your part in helping our planet

By choosing a ‘green’ pension fund(s), you can not only do your part to help the planet.

Ellis Bates Financial Advisers offer a range of sustainable investment funds for you to consider, avoiding unethical companies, while supporting those making a positive contribution to the environment.

If you would like to discuss your options with one of our socially responsible investment advisors, please get in touch.

The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invested.

Source data: [1] Royal London surveyed 2,000 nationally representative UK adults aged over 18. Research was carried out by Opinium between 14 October and 18 October 2022.

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