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Some people are  starting to seriously look at their investments to make sure they are not contributing to problems such as climate change. Photograph: iStock

Some people are starting to seriously look at their investments to make sure they are not contributing to problems such as climate change. Photograph: iStock

Would you be happy to sacrifice part of your future financial wellbeing in order to make the world a better place? That is the question asked, ahead of a London conference last month, of users of an app aimed at becoming the TripAdvisor of financial investments.

Almost two-thirds of the mostly millennials who use the Finimize app and responded to the question said they would be happy to accept lower returns tomorrow if it meant the investments they were making today were more socially responsible.

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