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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

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More than 25 percent of investors under the age of 45 have at least one-quarter of their investable assets in socially responsible companies. That’s the key finding of a new report by Spectrem Research, which surveyed 3,000 investors with assets ranging from $100,000 to $25 million. These young investors are drivers of a rapid rise in total SRI assets, which have expanded by 76 percent over the previous two years to an estimated $3 trillion out of the $25 trillion dollars in the U.S. investment marketplace.

But although SRI is growing, the research shows that almost half of affluent investors have no such investments in their portfolios. One-third have allocations of one percent to 24 percent. Among younger investors, the allocation ranges from 25 to 74 percent. The younger investors are also more willing to pay more for socially responsible investments than other investment assets.

The survey also turned up a powerful motivation: 55 percent of investors under the age of 35 feel socially responsible investing will cause other companies to embrace social responsibility in their practices.

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media

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