Economic Inequality Is Seen as a Bigger Investment Risk Than Climate Change
Shareholder Views on Investment Risk, Agree (Somewhat and Strongly), Subsample: Shareholders, Average of 27 Countries (n=9,648), 2020
Strong majorities of retail investors – people in the general population who own shares directly or indirectly – believe that both economic inequality and climate change are significant risks for shareholders. Only in South Korea and Sweden are retail investors more worried about climate change than inequality, a surprising finding given the amount of scrutiny on climate risk in financial markets.
- Question wording: Please indicate if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with each of the following statements.
- Data source: GlobeScan Radar, our 27-country, 27,000-person public opinion study on views of business, government and NGOs, issues tracking, and shifting societal expectations.