Sustainability

2021: Three sustainable investing themes

Sustainable investing identifies themes that will grow in importance based on our needs as human beings. We need a stable climate to survive and, to achieve that and thrive, we need a more balanced society. That means narrowing social divides where possible, including ensuring equitable access to the internet as the world shifts online. Jenn-Hui Tan discusses how Fidelity plans to engage with three of these crucial themes in 2021.

19 January 2021 | Fidelity International
Democratic sweep could transform ESG regulation in the US

Democratic sweep could transform ESG regulation in the US

The gap between how the US and Europe regulate sustainable investing is considerable. Even as Europe introduces new rules to prevent ‘greenwashing’, US laws have placed limits on pension funds’ sustainable investments.However, new political leadership could prompt a reversal of US regulatory policy, creating an extra incentive for US investors and companies to integrate sustainability into their business models. 

11 January 2021 | Fidelity International
Due diligence on Wirecard revealed that the sums didn't add up

Due diligence on Wirecard revealed that the sums didn't add up

Wirecard’s stock price has tanked and executives including its CEO have been arrested after it emerged that the German payment processor’s financial statements were inaccurate and some €1.9 billion in cash was unaccounted for. But for investors focused on sustainability and governance, including Fidelity, the warning signs of financial misreporting were there for some time.

06 January 2021 | Fidelity International
Case study: The value of independent sustainability research

Case study: The value of independent sustainability research

Our proprietary SI ratings system helps us better understand a company’s ESG issues, which are often missed by external ratings providers, and can leave investors open to risks. We take a deeper look at a UK online retailer to demonstrate how we stay ahead of the pack.

05 January 2021 | Fidelity International
Climate financing moves into the mainstream

Climate financing moves into the mainstream

Climate financing is the bridge to a low-carbon economy as an investment in sustainable businesses moves from strategic option to existential necessity. As a result, it is central to Fidelity’s investment philosophy and process.

04 January 2021 | Fidelity International
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