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Rocky markets and bumper ‘sin stock’ returns push investors away from impact investing

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Of the 1,004 UK adults surveyed by ACI, just a third said they would be willing to accept lower returns for impact investments such as in renewable energy (Photo: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg)

Governments could do more to encourage investors to put their money in companies trying to create a positive social or environmental impact

Market instability and strong investment returns from so-called “sin stocks” in the defence and fossil fuel industries have pushed investors away from impact investing, according to experts.

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