Women's Wealth in figures – Assets 3 out of 10 women are investing sustainably

More and more Swiss female investors are investing sustainably. Are you one of them?

03 Jun 2020 2 min read
Both male and female investors want to make investment decisions in accordance with their personal values

Currently, 3 out of 10 Swiss female investors have sustainable investments in their portfolio. This is shown by the results of the UBS Investor Watch Study. Men on the other hand invest sustainably more frequently, with around 4 out of 10 male investors holding sustainable investments in their portfolio. However, there is an interesting trend: the study predicts that in five years’ time, half of all female investors will be investing sustainably.

Why is this statistic important?

The forecast of the UBS Investor Watch Study shows that in future, it will be women driving the sustainable investment dynamic. This is surprising for a number of reasons. Whereas 88 percent of investors, both male and female, state that they want to invest in a way that’s compatible with their personal values, only 35 percent actually invest sustainably. In addition, a lot of women prefer to deal with short-term finances rather than long-term investment decisions, which they leave to their partner. Forecasts indicate that this situation could change and that sustainable investments that take into account long-term financial needs and personal values are an option for women.

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