Vanguard and BlackRock branded ‘hypocritical’

While she said the UN PRI was a good thing, she said the best way to find out whether an investment manager was serious about responsible investment was to talk to the managers and analysts.

She mentioned Eden Tree, Alliance Trust, Henderson and Rathbone as being among the managers providing good responsible investment options.

Ms Hardman said her clients - who are predominantly women in their mid to late-50s with an average pot-size of around £200,000 - generally put climate change-related issues at the top of their list of concerns, alongside human rights.