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ESG appeal diminishing among UK retail investors, says investment platform

Euronext NV stock exchange in Paris, France
Euronext NV stock exchange in Paris, France. Retail investors are shying away from ESG-focused investments. (Photo: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg/Fotoware)

A survey by Charles Schwab shows decline in ESG considerations from investors, although some in the industry have suggested this reflects a temporary trend due to generational differences.

More than two-thirds of UK retail investors prioritise investment returns over selecting sustainable investments, according to investment platform Charles Schwab UK.

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