Many Investors Like Water and the 'Green' Sector

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Environmental investing “is more than a passing fancy,” Blake Moore, CEO of Allianz Global Investors U.S. Retail, writes in a recent article. “Environmental technology has all the hallmarks of an emergent sector in a long-term secular up-cycle: popular attention, robust demand, high innovation, abundant capital, an enduring need and rising valuations.”

Water purification is one of the major “green” investment opportunities, the CEO of a major investment management company says in a May 1 article in the publication Financial Planning.

But many investment advisors haven’t yet caught onto it or the more general emerging environmental technology business sector, according to the article.

Blake Moore, CEO of Allianz Global Investors U.S. Retail, writes in his article “Green Attitude” that a recent poll of 1,003 investors, conducted for his firm by GfK Roper, found that 71 percent of respondents saw environmental technology as the most desirable investment sector compared with several other business sectors.

Asked to select specific “green” investment opportunities, 62 percent chose solar energy, 57 percent picked wind power, 53 percent named hybrid vehicles, 50 percent chose water purification, and 37 percent chose ethanol.

Environmental investing “is more than a passing fancy,” Moore writes in the article. “Environmental technology has all the hallmarks of an emergent sector in a long-term secular up-cycle: popular attention, robust demand, high innovation, abundant capital, an enduring need and rising valuations.”

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