JEL classification: Q56, O16, M14, G41;
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, ESG, sustainable development, individual investors;
Abstract: The aim of the article is to present and analyse the attitudes of Polish society and individual investors towards challenges of environmental protection. For the purposes of the study, the following hypothesis was formulated: environmental aspects are an important factor in making
investment decisions by individual investors on the Polish capital market. In the article, various
research methods were applied, with particular emphasis on empirical research, both external
and own. The own research was carried out on a representative sample of the Polish society, as
well as on a targeted sample of individual investors who invest in the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Unfortunately, on the basis of results from conducted research, it was found that environmental
aspects are not an important factor in making investment decisions by individual investors on
the Polish capital market.