Fear of lower green returns: "It's still very difficult to convince some clients."

Growing concerns about factors such as performance, risk management and costs inhibit major investors from allocating more capital towards investments that are considered more sustainable, according to a survey by Schroders.

Jessica Ground joined Schroders in 1997 as an equity analyst. She became Global Head of Stewardship in 2014. | Photo: PR: Schroders

For the second year in a row, British asset manager Schroders has surveyed a large pool of investors on how they feel about sustainable investments.

More than half (51 percent) said that they are concerned about the performance of sustainable investments -- up from 7 percentage points from 2017. AMWatch has quizzed Jessica Ground, Schroders' Global Head of Stewardship, about how the UK-listed company interprets this increase:

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