9 out of 10 bankers believe that sustainability will become more important to private investors over the next 5 years. Around 65% believe that we will already see this in the next 12 months. This is shown in a new infographic from Kryptoszene.de. It also reveals that investors

with green shares have recently been able to achieve significantly higher returns.

In the first 4 months of the Corona crisis, sustainable stocks climbed by 2.2 cents on average. During the same period, conventional oil and gas suppliers lost an average of 40.5 cents in value. A look at price performance over the past 6 months also shows that renewable energy companies have made counter-cyclical gains. The Global Clean Energy ETF rose by 22.4%, while the DAX and Dow Jones lost 5.6% and 4.8% respectively.

The investment volume of sustainable investment funds in Germany last year was 63.2 billion euros. Five years ago this figure was just 20.6 billion euros. As the infographic shows, customer deposits with specialist banks focusing on sustainability has also increased by 114% in the last 10 years.

"Sustainability shifts ever more into the sights of investors", claims Kryptoszene analyst Raphael Lulay. "Although green stocks have recently already been outperforming the rest of the market, this could be just the beginning of a - literally - sustainable trend".