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Corporate News - 27/09/2016

Vigeo Eiris presents the results of its survey “The French and SRI” at the launch of the French Sustainable week

During this conference chaired by Ségolène Royal, French minister of the Environment, Energy and Sea, Nicole Notat presented the results of Vigeo Eiris - FIR survey realised by Ipsos MORI for the 7th consecutive year.

What is the level of knowledge and interest of French people in SRI? What are the key trends and new challenges linked to such investment in 2016?

The answers are revealed in the latest survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Vigeo Eiris, the international research and ESG agency (Environment, Social and Governance) and the FIR (The Forum for Responsible Investment) for the seventh consecutive year.
The national yearly survey was conducted online between August 26th and 29th 2016 with a sample of 1,101 adults 16-75 in France. After applying a first filter, questions related to SRI were only considered by individuals owning at least one financial product, resulting in 86% of the original sample, around 951 adults aged 16-75.

The main results of the survey underline that:

  • French adults who own financial products are largely in favour of integrating environmental and social issues in their investment decisions (51%).
  • More than 80% of the 1,101 respondents interviewed believe that climate issues and the energy transition challenge should be included in financial institutions’ investment decisions. 49% are in favour of integrating them into their own investment choices.
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