Uniting capital, tech and innovation to solve some of the world's greatest problems

Scotland's leading investors, advisers and entrepreneurs discuss the explosive growth of interest in sustainable investing


There is overwhelming evidence that a younger generation of entrepreneurs and investors are focusing their energy and capital on ventures that aim to solve some of the world's most intractable problems.

That's according to a number of Scotland's leading entrepreneurs, angel investors and advisers - speaking in this video as part of their involvement in Cazenove Capital's first conference on Mission Led Investment in Scotland held in Edinburgh earlier this year.

From energy generation to resource management, food production and housing, investors and entrepreneurs are coming together to drive innovative solutions to increasingly pressing problems. In many cases these will have applications far beyond the borders of Scotland.

A poll conducted among the conference audience - made up largely of private investors - offered further evidence of  growing interest in sustainable investment opportunities. Over 70% of the audience stated an intention to invest a higher proportion of their assets with sustainability in mind.

Bob Hair, Head of Cazenove Capital in Edinburgh, said: "Investors want to see corporate practices that reflect their personal values.

"A critical factor for measuring the success of a modern business is the approach it takes toward society and the environment – and investors want evidence of positive contributions."

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