ESG Analyst Survey 2022

Turning the tanker

At Fidelity, we are proud of our large team of global analysts: experts in their fields who build deep connections with the companies they cover, their suppliers, customers, and competitors. It is all the more powerful, then, that these are the people who don’t just focus on the financial aspects but also apply their techniques and insight to sustainable investing analysis, forming an holistic view of a company’s actions and how they compare with their peers and the wider world.

In this second annual ESG survey, we asked our analysts to focus exclusively on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics which companies all over the world over are grappling with. We have analysed not just the aggregate data to understand the global, regional and sectoral trends, but have also interviewed the analysts to get more detail. We hope you find this ESG Analyst Survey useful.

Key findings

  • The focus on ESG at companies we invest in is growing with the survey showing 56 per cent of boards now having direct oversight of sustainability, up from 52 per cent last year. However, while companies are making progress, more needs to be done.
  • This year’s survey, which takes in the views of 161 investment analysts, finds tangible signs of corporate progress towards net zero, despite the impact of the war in Ukraine.
  • Our analysts are also reporting an increase in the proportion of companies with formal policies on other environmental issues such as deforestation, which is a key sustainability theme for Fidelity in 2022.

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For more information, download the ESG Analyst Survey 2022 full report.

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