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Miyuki Kashima
Article 3 min read

Now and zen: Japan’s quiet rise

Inflation may be a scourge elsewhere, but Japan is unruffled. Instead, the world’s third-largest economy is showcasing its appeal to investors.

Miyuki Kashima + 1 other | 15 May 2022

Gita Bal
Article 5 min read

Corporates weigh the cost of long-term Russia exits

Our latest Fidelity International Analyst Survey suggests that for many companies Russia may be un-investable for years to come

Gita Bal + 2 others | 5 May 2022

Carsten Roemheld
Podcast 35 min listen

Rich Pickings podcast: The ESG questions raised by the Russia-Ukraine war

Carsten Roemheld discusses the ESG questions raised by the Russia-Ukraine war and the implications for asset allocation.

Carsten Roemheld + 4 others | 4 May 2022

Ben Li
Article 7 min read

Re-globalisation in the age of Asia's supply chain crunch

Even the best-laid plans across the global manufacturing industry haven’t kept pace with a swiftly evolving siege of pressures on supply chains.

Ben Li + 5 others | 28 April 2022

Timothy Foster
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: Three structural factors making for stickier inflation

We don't expect global inflation rates to remain at today's levels, but we see several medium-term factors that should keep upward pressure on inflation.

Timothy Foster + 1 other | 27 April 2022

Andrew McCaffery
Article 5 min read

Q2 Investment Outlook: The “Grand Chessboard” reconfigured; stagflation risks intensify

The global order is reconfigured and stagflation risks intensify.

Andrew McCaffery | 10 April 2022

Aneta Wynimko
Article 4 min read

Just the ticket: Fashion consumers want more clarity from retailers on sustainability

What’s in a label? Specialist reaction-time testing suggests clearer signalling on sustainability could play a role in turning the tide on what consumers buy.

Aneta Wynimko + 4 others | 7 April 2022

Eric Tse
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Pole position for China’s electric autos

Despite rising materials costs, supply bottlenecks, and cloudy global macro conditions, China’s electric vehicle sector still looks charged for growth.

Eric Tse + 3 others | 6 April 2022

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 5 min read

No easy answers: Ukraine war raises social and ethical dilemmas for companies and investors

An overview of the sustainability and ethical issues that have arisen as a result of the war and how organisations are trying to navigate them.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 31 March 2022

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 4 min read

You’re on mute: Shareholder meetings in the post-Covid era

Shareholder meetings have mostly moved online since Covid's outbreak. But a full and permanent switch to virtual formats would spell drawbacks for governance.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 3 others | 24 March 2022

Louise Fribourg
Article 1 min read

Chart Room: Long-term tailwinds still in play for renewables

The current pressure on Europe to break its dependency on Russian gas has strengthened the long-term need for green infrastructure.

Louise Fribourg | 23 March 2022

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 4 min read

Energy independence drive could impact renewables adoption

European governments rush to reduce dependency on Russian gas.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 2 others | 8 March 2022

Fidelity International
White Paper 1 min read

The smaller half of China's sky: Fidelity International China Gender Diversity Report

In Fidelity's first report on gender diversity in corporate China, we examine the status quo and offer suggestions on how firms and investors can do better.

Fidelity International | 23 February 2022

Carsten Roemheld
Podcast 40 min listen

In conversation: Survey results and investment implications

Our experts discuss the results of this year's Analyst Survey and explore the implications for investors.

Carsten Roemheld + 4 others | 21 February 2022

Cenk Simsek
Video 4 min watch

Analysts on the headline findings

Fidelity analysts from around the world put some of the survey's key findings in context

Cenk Simsek + 3 others | 18 February 2022

Yi Hu
Article 3 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: China goes its own way

After being "first in, first out" of the pandemic, China is showing signs of weaker management confidence.

Yi Hu | 18 February 2022

Chuin Wei Yap
Article 3 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: Japan outlook is still positive but cycle is maturing

Managements at Japanese firms are largely positive but the country may be further on in the cycle than elsewhere.

Chuin Wei Yap | 18 February 2022

Yi Hu
Article 7 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: Region by region

Analyst Survey 2022: Region by region breakdown

Yi Hu + 1 other | 18 February 2022

Gita Bal
Article 5 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: Inflation is back, but will it last?

Analysts expect price pressures to be higher in 2022, posing risks businesses haven't seen for over a decade.

Gita Bal + 1 other | 18 February 2022

Patrick Graham
Article 8 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: Sector by sector

Confidence rises, but analysts expect significant differences across sectors.

Patrick Graham | 18 February 2022

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 4 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: Reality bites for ESG

Analysts report a growing emphasis on ESG but companies are starting to realise the scale of the challenge ahead.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 18 February 2022

Fiona O'Neill
Article 5 min read

Analyst Survey 2022: Mind the roadblocks

Fidelity International Analyst Survey 2022: Mind the roadblocks

Fiona O'Neill + 3 others | 18 February 2022

Patrick Graham
Article 1 min read

Chart Room: Covid recovery tops the list of themes for 2022

Latest survey of Fidelity analysts reveals companies' key concerns for the next 12 months.

Patrick Graham + 1 other | 3 February 2022

Ned Salter
Video 6 min watch

Fidelity's engagement explained

How and why does Fidelity work with companies to improve their sustainability credentials? Ned Salter, Global Head of Investment Research, explains.

Ned Salter | 24 January 2022

Oliver Trimingham
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Electric carmakers to outstrip ICEs by mid 2020s

The number of electric vehicle manufacturers is expected to overtake the number of companies making cars of the gas-guzzling variety by the mid 2020s.

Oliver Trimingham + 1 other | 20 January 2022

Carsten Roemheld
Podcast 24 min listen

Rich Pickings podcast: 2021- a sustainability odyssey

The pandemic and COP26 made 2021 a big year for sustainability. In this podcast we round up the main themes and ask where next for investors and ESG.

Carsten Roemheld + 5 others | 20 December 2021

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Boosting board independence in Japan

Regulatory reforms have created new opportunities for active shareholders to engage with Japanese companies on key governance issues like board independence.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 16 December 2021

Victoria Mio
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Greening ‘Made in China’

While domestic consumption of sustainable products remains nascent, China’s exporters are tapping into demand for ‘green’ goods around the world.

Victoria Mio + 4 others | 15 December 2021

Aela Cozic
Blog 4 min read

Rooting out modern slavery

Fidelity International is encouraging companies to look for modern slavery proactively and disclose what they find.

Aela Cozic | 7 December 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 3 min read

ESG Outlook 2022: Three key priorities in sustainable investing

ESG Outlook 2022: Three key priorities in sustainable investing

Jenn-Hui Tan | 26 November 2021

Salman Ahmed
Blog 3 min read

Disorderly transition remains likely, despite COP pledges

A divergent net-zero trajectory seems to be taking shape, with countries adopting different approaches.

Salman Ahmed + 1 other | 23 November 2021

Neil Cable
Article 4 min read

Coming of age

Inflation is back, the ‘new normal’ for office use is still unclear and the low-carbon transition is changing the relationship between landlord and tenant.

Neil Cable | 19 November 2021

Steve Ellis
Article 4 min read

Don’t get bearish on duration yet

Record debt levels mean central banks cannot normalise aggressively.

Steve Ellis | 19 November 2021

Romain Boscher
Article 3 min read

On course for a soft landing

At the moment, a soft landing looks more likely for equities in 2022, but a number of risks could drag the market into something more unpleasant.

Romain Boscher | 19 November 2021

Henk-Jan Rikkerink
Article 2 min read

Waiting for more certainty

We are optimistic about equities over the next 12 to 18 months. Growth and earnings will be respectable but momentum is slowing.

Henk-Jan Rikkerink | 19 November 2021

Salman Ahmed
Article 3 min read

The Catch-22 dynamic

In 2022 the major central banks will have to decide what to do about higher inflation, which we believe will be stickier than they currently expect.

Salman Ahmed | 19 November 2021

Andrew McCaffery
Article 2 min read

The policy paradox

2021 brought the recovery many had hoped for. But no one could describe it as ‘getting back to normal’.

Andrew McCaffery | 19 November 2021

Anne Richards

Fidelity's CEO and CIO discuss the outlook for 2022

Fidelity International’s CEO Anne Richards and CIO Andrew McCaffery on the outlook for 2022

Anne Richards + 2 others | 19 November 2021

Terry Raven
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: What policies will push companies towards net zero?

The carrot is more effective than the stick, according to a survey of Fidelity International analysts.

Terry Raven | 18 November 2021

Velislava Dimitrova
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Net zero needs decarbonisation solutions

A chasm remains between government plans to cut emissions and the shared goal of net zero by 2050. Nascent decarbonisation solutions may help bridge the gap.

Velislava Dimitrova + 2 others | 11 November 2021

Ana Victoria Quaas
Article 4 min read

Satellite spies take on palm oil deforestation

Deforestation has been high on the agenda at COP26, with many countries signing up to end the practice by 2030.

Ana Victoria Quaas + 1 other | 11 November 2021

Richard Edgar
Podcast 46 min listen

Rich Pickings podcast: Practical (and green) investing for the climate transition

"The solutions exist today to get us 80 per cent of the way to net zero," says portfolio manager Cornelia Furse in this latest episode of Rich Pickings.

Richard Edgar + 4 others | 5 November 2021

Martin Dropkin
Article 7 min read

China Green bonds: sprouting issuance, absent greenium

A key advantage of China’s onshore green bonds that sets them apart from other markets is the lack of price premium over comparable non-green issues.

Martin Dropkin + 4 others | 1 November 2021

Kris Atkinson
Article 4 min read

Green government bonds: the promise and the pitfalls

Green sovereign bonds are on the rise and could improve the green bond market as a whole, but investors should monitor what issuers do with ‘green’ funds.

Kris Atkinson + 2 others | 29 October 2021

Andrew McCaffery
Article 4 min read

COP26 is a make-or-break moment for cutting emissions at speed

COP26 is a chance to go faster on the things that we know work and to push harder on the things we still need to get right.

Andrew McCaffery | 29 October 2021

Randy Cutler
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Net zero puts oil on a rollercoaster ride

The race to decarbonise is constraining investment in long-cycle energy projects.

Randy Cutler | 28 October 2021

Terry Raven
Article 3 min read

Carbon pricing is coming but watch out for greenflation

Carbon pricing is an inescapable tool in the race to net zero, according to Fidelity International’s latest Analyst Survey.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 27 October 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 1 min read

How Fidelity plans to get to net zero

Fidelity's climate investing policy and net zero plan.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 26 October 2021

Ned Salter
Video 45 min watch

Fidelity Live: The Analysts - How we get to net zero

Fidelity's research and investment teams on what net zero means for investors and how the utilities sector is managing the transition.

Ned Salter + 2 others | 15 September 2021

Anne Richards
Video 6 min watch

Anne Richards on corporate responsibility and sustainable investing

Fidelity's Chief Executive describes how the pandemic has reshaped the company and why sustainable investing is top of her agenda.

Anne Richards + 1 other | 29 July 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 2 min read

Raising the bar for engagement

2020 was a watershed year for ESG, and for engagement. As we moved through the Covid-19 crisis, engagement took on an even bigger role than before.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 29 July 2021

Neil Cable
Article 3 min read

Impact just got real

‘Impact investing’ is fast becoming a big focus for real estate investors, but ironically, in a few short years, may also be an outdated term.

Neil Cable | 29 July 2021

Kris Atkinson
Article 2 min read

Biodiversity bond plants seed for engagement

The devastation caused by human encroachment into natural habitats, exacerbated by climate change, is a key engagement theme for Fidelity.

Kris Atkinson + 2 others | 29 July 2021

Paras Anand
Article 2 min read

Asia could become a top destination for investors driving sustainable change

Asia has been among the top destinations for growth investors in recent decades. Now it could become one of the top markets for sustainable investors.

Paras Anand + 1 other | 29 July 2021

Terry Raven
Article 2 min read

ESG Analyst Survey 2021: Net zero opportunities now outweigh risks

Our survey of 151 Fidelity analysts reveals that the path to net zero now offers some sectors more opportunities to profit.

Terry Raven + 1 other | 29 July 2021

Natalie Westerbarkey
Article 4 min read

Riding the regulatory wave

Net zero pledges have come thick and fast from governments and companies in the last year, most notably from China and a re-engaged US.

Natalie Westerbarkey + 2 others | 29 July 2021

Salman Ahmed
Article 2 min read

Planetary risk: Mapping climate pathways to macro and strategic asset allocation

Climate change, and the drive to reduce carbon emissions, must be incorporated into long-term capital market assumptions for complete picture of returns.

Salman Ahmed + 1 other | 29 July 2021

Anne Richards
Article 2 min read

Foreword: Anne Richards, CEO

Tackling climate change quickly is hard, but if we work together, we can make a difference.

Anne Richards | 29 July 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 4 min read

Sustainable Investing Report 2021: Introduction

Sustainable investing is developing fast, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and the urgent need to tackle climate change.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 29 July 2021

Kim Politzer
Blog 4 min read

How big a threat is the ‘brown discount’?

Reducing emissions in line with the Paris Agreement will require most existing buildings to be retrofitted to protect long-term asset values.

Kim Politzer + 1 other | 21 July 2021

Emma Cunningham
Article 5 min read

ESGenius: Cows, methane and the climate threat

A number of pioneering methods to avoid or reduce atmospheric methane from livestock are catching the attention of investors focused on sustainability.

Emma Cunningham + 3 others | 20 July 2021

Matthew Jennings
Article 3 min read

ESGenius: Fidelity research finds link between ESG and dividend growth

Our findings suggest that ESG leaders are more likely than ESG laggards to offer attractive levels of long-term dividend growth.

Matthew Jennings | 19 July 2021

Terry Raven
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Which sectors are most proactive in the race to net zero?

Companies need to be proactive about decarbonising if they are to survive - and flourish - in a net zero economy.

Terry Raven | 24 June 2021

Velislava Dimitrova
Blog 3 min read

Chart Room: The crisis and opportunity in recycling single-use plastics

Production of single-use plastics is forecast to continue rising for the next decade-plus, and investment opportunities will depend greatly on recycling.

Velislava Dimitrova + 4 others | 17 June 2021

Richard Edgar
Podcast 38 min listen

Key findings of Fidelity's ESG Analyst Survey explained

An audio digest with context and analysis of the results.

Richard Edgar + 3 others | 14 June 2021

Alexander Laing
Video 4 min watch

Analysts tell the stories behind the ESG Survey data

Three of Fidelity's analysts show how the numbers reveal the headlines of the ESG survey.

Alexander Laing + 2 others | 14 June 2021

Yi Hu
Article 5 min read

Many hands can make ESG work

Collaborative engagement by investors can be a more effective way to persuade companies to act sustainably, yet the practice is far from common.

Yi Hu | 14 June 2021

Ben Traynor
Article 5 min read

Why we need a global ESG standard

To get a true picture of a company’s sustainability credentials, corporates and investors must adopt a consistent global ESG standard.

Ben Traynor | 14 June 2021

Terry Raven
Article 5 min read

Transition tailwinds power net zero opportunities

Fidelity International's analyst survey shows that there are now more low-carbon opportunities than risks, but action is needed on emissions.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 14 June 2021

Ana Victoria Quaas
Article 4 min read

Crisis at sea: One year on

Following action by Fidelity International along with other investors and trade bodies, the number of crew stranded at sea has halved since September 2020.

Ana Victoria Quaas | 3 June 2021

Terence Tsai
Video 7 min watch

On the ground with China's ZTO logistics fleet

Fidelity analysts and portfolio managers engage with China's leading logistics company on the ground in Shanghai.

Terence Tsai + 4 others | 27 May 2021

Sherry Qin
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: China’s EV industry is charged for growth

The combination of falling battery costs and rising adoption rates means China's EV industry is charged for growth.

Sherry Qin + 3 others | 26 May 2021

Terence Tsai
Article 5 min read

An express dialogue: ESG engagement in China

Fidelity International worked with China’s biggest express-delivery company on sustainable growth.

Terence Tsai + 1 other | 26 May 2021

James Richards
Article 4 min read

A test of metal: Decarbonising steel

We regularly engage with steelmakers on their plans to reduce direct emissions, and with miners on the emissions that arise from processing iron ore.

James Richards + 1 other | 26 May 2021

Kris Atkinson
Article 6 min read

Biodiversity bond raises the stakes for paper firms

Fidelity engages with a paper and pulp manufacturer, Suzano, on how it is addressing biodiversity and reducing carbon emissions.

Kris Atkinson + 3 others | 26 May 2021

Anne Richards
Article 3 min read

Central banks need to take action now on climate change

Central banks need to take action now on climate change

Anne Richards | 7 May 2021

Kris Atkinson
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Biden’s ambitious climate plans could transform the US bond market

US ambitions to decarbonise the world’s largest economy could generate opportunities for bond investors.

Kris Atkinson | 22 April 2021

Tomohiro Ikawa
Blog 4 min read

Japanese companies are more sustainable than many believe

ESG is growing in importance for Japanese firms.

Tomohiro Ikawa | 16 March 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: Corporate ESG focus reverts to pre-Covid priorities

An economic rebound could bring with it a reversion to pre-pandemic priorities in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 11 March 2021

Dhananjay Phadnis
Blog 4 min read

Sustainability is key for value creation

How should we quantify the valuation impact of sustainable investing?

Dhananjay Phadnis + 1 other | 2 March 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 4 min read

Analyst Survey 2021: Race is on to achieve net zero

Europe is leading the race to net zero, but other regions could catch up as sustainability climbs the agenda in North America.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 1 March 2021

Terry Raven
Article 6 min read

Analyst Survey 2021: Counting down the days

Confidence is high despite the threat of new variants; ESG emphasis rises again.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 1 March 2021

Jon Guinness
Blog 4 min read

Policing the platforms: Why social media needs independent guidelines

Social media firms must create rules for content and independent oversight boards or they could face threats to their long-term viability.

Jon Guinness + 3 others | 11 February 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan

Fidelity's three sustainable investing themes for 2021

Fidelity sees three major sustainable investment trends taking shape in 2021.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 4 February 2021

Velislava Dimitrova
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Slashing emissions will fuel green growth for decades

Existing climate technologies can benefit from the huge investment required to decarbonise at pace.

Velislava Dimitrova | 21 January 2021

Matthew Jennings
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Democratic sweep could transform ESG regulation in the US

New political leadership could reverse US rules on sustainable investing.

Matthew Jennings | 8 January 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 6 min read

Three sustainable investing themes for 2021

Climate change combined with nature loss, employee welfare and digital ethics are core engagement themes for 2021.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 15 December 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Video 47 min watch

Fidelity International on Asset TV's ESG masterclass

Portfolio Manager Dhananjay Phadnis joins peers from Nuveen and Redington in this ESG masterclass.

Dhananjay Phadnis | 15 December 2020

Richard Edgar
Podcast 32 min listen

China stewardship podcast: Witness an evolution

Hear what exclusive research on shareholder action in China says about the changing face of Chinese companies and their investors.

Richard Edgar + 4 others | 7 December 2020

Fidelity International
Article 1 min read

Building solid foundations: Fidelity International China Stewardship Report 2020

Fidelity International's inaugural China Stewardship Report shows steady progress in investment stewardship and implementing ESG at domestic A-share companies.

Fidelity International | 30 November 2020

Paras Anand
Article 5 min read

Asia Outlook 2021: Asian economies demonstrate resilience

Asian economies have proved more resilient than Western counterparts due to their better handling of the outbreak and mixed capitalism models.

Paras Anand | 27 November 2020

Neil Cable
Article 4 min read

Real estate in 2021: Unique challenges will accelerate structural trends

Offices will continue to be in demand post-Covid, but their usage will evolve.

Neil Cable | 27 November 2020

Steve Ellis
Article 4 min read

Fixed income in 2021: Monetary policy to the rescue, but duration tantrums are possible

Central banks will want to keep financing costs low given high debt levels, but may not act before a duration tantrum.

Steve Ellis | 27 November 2020

Neil Cable
Article 4 min read

Real estate in 2021: Unique challenges will accelerate structural trends

Offices will continue to be in demand post-Covid, but their usage will evolve.

Neil Cable | 27 November 2020

Romain Boscher
Article 4 min read

Equities in 2021: A delicate balancing act

Earnings to recover but at an uneven pace. Certain value areas look attractive, while ESG factors are helping to drive performance.

Romain Boscher | 27 November 2020

Henk-Jan Rikkerink
Article 4 min read

Multi asset in 2021: Fiscal policy takes centre stage

Risks are finely balanced across markets.

Henk-Jan Rikkerink | 27 November 2020

Salman Ahmed
Article 5 min read

Macro view 2021: Debt, the elephant in the room

As policymakers and investors grapple with their new reality, the elephant in the room they’ll have to confront will be how to manage the heavy public debt.

Salman Ahmed + 2 others | 27 November 2020

Anne Richards
Article 1 min read

Outlook 2021 foreword: Anne Richards, Fidelity International CEO

In times like these, we must focus on what we do know.

Anne Richards | 27 November 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Article 3 min read

Outlook 2021 overview: Will the reality match the optimism?

Balancing optimism with caution as we move into 2021.

Andrew McCaffery | 27 November 2020

Gita Bal
Article 4 min read

Fidelity Analyst Survey: Company debt may have peaked already

While most analysts expect debt levels at their companies to stay the same or fall next year, it is becoming a greater factor in management decision making.

Gita Bal + 3 others | 26 November 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: The clear link between ESG and returns

How have stocks that scored high for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors held up amid the Covid-19 fallout?

Jenn-Hui Tan + 3 others | 12 November 2020

Bertrand Lecourt
Article 5 min read

China takes aim at trash

A massive nationwide effort is underway to improve China's waste management systems.

Bertrand Lecourt + 3 others | 11 November 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 1 min read

Putting sustainability to the test: ESG outperformance amid volatility

Resarch that puts sustainable investing to the test: ESG outperformance amid volatility

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 4 November 2020

Vincent Durel
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Strong sustainability credentials can signal resilience

Covid-19 has shown how a focus on sustainability can help companies act fast when an unexpected crisis hits, and make them more resilient to new threats.

Vincent Durel + 1 other | 23 October 2020

Ned Salter

Fidelity live: Analysts' ESG webcast (replay)

In this webcast our Head of Global Research together with our analysts share a unique view of the world from the bottom up.

Ned Salter | 21 October 2020

Luca Romano
Article 8 min read

ESGenius: Insurance companies neglect sustainability at their peril

Fidelity research shows disparity in how sustainability is viewed across insurance sector.

Luca Romano + 2 others | 21 October 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Video 40 min watch

Fidelity International on Asset TV's ESG Masterclass

Jenn-Hui Tan features on this ESG masterclass panel, discussing everything from process and data to returns and China’s sustainable response to Covid.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 8 October 2020

Boya Zhao-Robinson
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Getting ‘hydrogen ready’

Hydrogen demand could increase seven-fold by 2050.

Boya Zhao-Robinson | 18 September 2020

Terry Raven
Blog 5 min read

Analyst Pulse Survey: Companies are restructuring, but are they resilient?

Certain sectors will need to do more to be resilient in the face of diminishing government support and possible infection rate rises.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 17 September 2020

Flora Wang
Article 4 min read

Boosting sea legs

The Covid-19 pandemic has left numerous seafarers stranded. Fidelity is acting fast to sound the alarm on an issue of global humanitarian concern.

Flora Wang + 2 others | 15 September 2020

Ewan Montgomery
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Getting to net zero in real estate

ESGenius: Getting to net zero in real estate

Ewan Montgomery + 2 others | 11 September 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 5 min read

Fidelity CIOs: Focus on resilience

Greater focus on resilience and sustainability is benefiting domestic economies and altering supply chains.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 3 September 2020

Matthew Siddle
Article 5 min read

ESGenius: Overcoming fast fashion’s hidden costs

ESGenius: Overcoming fast fashion’s hidden costs

Matthew Siddle + 3 others | 11 August 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Article 6 min read

ESGenius: On governance, and spotting corporate cons

ESGenius: On governance, and spotting corporate cons

Dhananjay Phadnis | 5 August 2020

Adrian Benedict
Article 4 min read

Room for improvement in how investors assess real estate sustainability

For real estate to meet its carbon targets, sustainability metrics will be required that reflect potential as well as actual ESG value.

Adrian Benedict + 2 others | 20 July 2020

Anne Richards
Article 2 min read

Sustainability Report 2020: Fidelity CEO Anne Richards on sustainable capitalism

Capitalism is undergoing one of its periodic reinventions.

Anne Richards | 14 July 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan

Engaging with investee companies across multiple themes

How Fidelity is engaging with investee companies across multiple themes and geographies.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 14 July 2020

Paras Anand
Article 3 min read

China’s recovery may be greener than before, if nascent trends continue

The shoots of China’s post-Covid-19 recovery may be greener than before thanks to proactive government policy, and corporate and investor engagement.

Paras Anand | 14 July 2020

Kris Atkinson
Article 3 min read

Climate financing moves into the mainstream

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for climate finance is holding up, along with broader sustainability strategies.

Kris Atkinson + 2 others | 14 July 2020

George Watson
Article 2 min read

Sustainability Report 2020: Analyst Pulse Survey

Society's big moment: Employee welfare and community impact are now key concerns.

George Watson | 14 July 2020

Martin Dropkin
Article 4 min read

Proprietary ESG ratings prove their worth

Businesses that perform well on sustainability were more resilient during the Covid-19 crash.

Martin Dropkin + 2 others | 14 July 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Article 4 min read

Sustainable capitalism: Public and private combine to aid recovery

Companies and governments are working together to tackle the current crises and meet future challenges.

Andrew McCaffery | 14 July 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 5 min read

Sustainable investing offers hope in a post-pandemic world

Fidelity's Sustainability Report 2020 looks at our company engagements over the year and the continued expansion of our sustainable investment capabilities.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 14 July 2020

Stefan Kitic
Article 3 min read

ESGenius: Due diligence on Wirecard revealed that the sums didn’t add up

For investors focused on sustainability and governance, the warning signs of financial misreporting were there for some time.

Stefan Kitic | 9 July 2020

Paras Anand
Article 6 min read

Post-Covid environment offers new testing ground for sustainable growth in China

China’s nascent trend in ESG investing appears to be alive and well despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paras Anand + 1 other | 2 July 2020

Wen-Wen Lindroth
Article 9 min read

Sustainable investing: Accelerating evolution

The assumption that shareholder returns should be maximised at any cost has been challenged.

Wen-Wen Lindroth + 2 others | 26 June 2020

Hiroki Sampei
Article 2 min read

Successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

A case study of Fidelity International's multi-year engagement with Kirin in Japan shows that successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

Hiroki Sampei | 18 June 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Blog 4 min read

ESGenius: A sustainability lens can help discern the trends that matter

By focusing on the sustainability of businesses, we can differentiate between the drivers that are fleeting, and those that are truly influential.

Dhananjay Phadnis | 10 June 2020

Martin Dropkin
Article 5 min read

Fidelity International Pulse Survey: Society’s big moment

Fidelity International's May survey of 145 analysts found that the Covid-19 crisis is focusing companies' attention on social issues.

Martin Dropkin + 2 others | 18 May 2020

Anne Richards

CEO update podcast: Anne Richards on resilience and reinvention

Fidelity CEO Anne Richards explores what has to change in supply chains, corporate aims, and capitalism itself.

Anne Richards + 2 others | 12 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Article 2 min read

The New Economic Order

We believe the Covid-19 crisis will trigger a step-change in policy, accelerate existing trends and transform investment frameworks.

Andrew McCaffery + 3 others | 5 May 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 5 min read

Fidelity CIO: Society’s focus on sustainability and resilience to go parabolic

Fidelity analysis shows companies with higher ESG scores outperformed during the March sell-off.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 29 April 2020

Anne Richards
Article 2 min read

Survival and sustainability

Research into ESG factors and the Feb-March bear market

Anne Richards | 16 April 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 1 min read

Outrunning a crisis: Sustainability and market outperformance

Outrunning a crisis: Sustainability and market performance

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 16 April 2020

Natalie Westerbarkey
Blog 4 min read

EU’s €1 trillion Green Deal could aid post-crisis recovery

The EU's Green Deal faces political and financial challenges, but the direction of travel is clear.

Natalie Westerbarkey | 7 April 2020

Andrew McCaffery
Blog 3 min read

Fidelity CIOs: A new paradigm

The Covid crisis is accelerating changes already underway.

Andrew McCaffery + 1 other | 1 April 2020

Kate Howitt
Blog 3 min read

As gold’s surge draws wider interest, miners shine too

Gold's lustre is also rubbing off on the companies that dig it up from the ground.

Kate Howitt + 2 others | 12 March 2020

Benjamin Moshinsky
Podcast 31 min listen

Fundamentals podcast: Tesla, VW, and the big electric bet

As Tesla and Volkswagen make big pushes to bring electric vehicles to the mass market we ask whether 2020 is the year EVs finally put their foot to the floor.

Benjamin Moshinsky + 3 others | 5 March 2020

Jennifer Jackson
Blog 4 min read

How to avoid the bond 'greenium'

The recent rush for green bonds has often made them more expensive than ordinary bonds, despite offering the same returns.

Jennifer Jackson + 1 other | 25 February 2020

Paras Anand
Podcast 28 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Environment

Fidelity's China and sustainability experts put the country's environmental record and ambitions under the investment lens.

Paras Anand + 2 others | 18 February 2020

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 4 min read

Analyst Survey 2020: A watershed year for ESG

ESG shoots up the corporate agenda in China and the US.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 1 other | 13 February 2020

Heidi Rauber
Blog 4 min read

ESGenius: What sustainability investors can learn from European consumer staples

ESG principles have long been an integral part of how many European consumer staples companies are run, but it wasn’t always this way.

Heidi Rauber | 19 December 2019

Paul Greer
Article 3 min read

Emerging market debt in the 2020s: Green trade wars and a land of opportunity

What will the next decade bring for emerging market debt investors?

Paul Greer | 6 December 2019

Kristian Atkinson
Blog 5 min read

Sustainable investors should wake up to companies in transition

To meet global emissions targets, we need an inclusive approach that offers the right incentives. That means embracing companies transitioning to low carbon.

Kristian Atkinson | 4 December 2019

Fidelity International
Article 2 min read

Cool Heads: Investors are getting climate change wrong

Assessing a portfolio's climate pathway, rather than its emissions relative to a benchmark, should help reduce overall emissions.

Fidelity International | 3 December 2019

Sumant Wahi
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Regulation bites the tech giants, but does it have teeth?

It remains uncertain whether this amounts to a real change in the way companies use data, or if these changes are only being implemented to appease regulators.

Sumant Wahi | 28 November 2019

Anne Richards
Article 4 min read

No man is an island: The new scarcity

The world today is faced with a pair of contradictory terrors: the economic fear that growth will soon come to an end, and the ecological fear that it will not

Anne Richards | 21 November 2019

Paras Anand

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Corporate governance

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Corporate governance

Paras Anand + 2 others | 24 October 2019

Marcel Stötzel
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Will flight shame take off?

If flight shame spreads from Sweden to the rest of Europe, it could be a big ESG problem for arlines

Marcel Stötzel | 27 September 2019

Marion O'Donnell
Article 6 min read

Human rights and wrongs: Engaging with Chinese suppliers on sustainability

Steady progress makes us confident that our engagement efforts are worthwhile and have already led to significant shifts at some Chinese manufacturers.

Marion O'Donnell + 2 others | 16 September 2019

Paras Anand
Blog 2 min read

A fork in the road for US corporates

Capital allocation priorities need to evolve to match new corporate purpose.

Paras Anand | 27 August 2019

Luca Romano
Blog 3 min read

ESG Ratings: Who’s driving?

By creating our own ESG ratings we can do analysis to confirm findings, fill in blanks and correct misconceptions, uncovering opportunities in the process.

Luca Romano | 6 August 2019

Kate Howitt
Blog 3 min read

If ESG regulations can’t keep up, we must make the rules

Political polarisation is increasing and this is blocking the development of ESG guidelines. As a result, companies and investors should step in.

Kate Howitt | 30 July 2019

Michael Dolan
Blog 3 min read

Solving the plastics problem by engaging with chemical companies

Sustainability engagements with chemical companies should focus on how acting in the best interests of the environment can also drive value creation.

Michael Dolan + 2 others | 22 July 2019

Alex Duffy
Blog 3 min read

ESG: Focus on the ‘G’ and the rest will follow

Most companies with good ‘E’ and ‘S’ practices have strong governance but it's rare to see firms with poor governance uphold high ‘E’ and ‘S’ standards.

Alex Duffy | 19 July 2019

Hiroki Sampei
Blog 2 min read

Active engagement can help passive investors: A new model in Japan

Passive investors can benefit from the expertise of an active manager. Fidelity targets companies that are index components to create value.

Hiroki Sampei | 25 June 2019

Ilia Chelomianski
Blog 3 min read

Pick your poison

Some investors in environmental projects think that simply investing in securities with a ‘green’ label is enough to fulfil climate mandates. That’s not true.

Ilia Chelomianski | 10 June 2019

Marion O'Donnell
Article 2 min read

Teaming up in Asia to target coal financing

Teaming up with other asset managers in Asia has helped change the behaviour of banks financing coal projects

Marion O'Donnell + 1 other | 3 June 2019

Michael Gibb
Article 3 min read

Being the authentic investor

Can investors do well by doing good? Today my answer is emphatically, yes

Michael Gibb | 29 April 2019

Bertrand Lecourt
Article 4 min read

A sustainable investor’s view on water scarcity in China

China’s water woes represent significant challenges and distinct opportunities for the sustainable investor.

Bertrand Lecourt + 3 others | 15 April 2019

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 3 min read

Data is helping to identify the diversity strategies that work

The approach to diversity is starting to shift away from random, box-ticking initiatives to a systematic, increasingly sophisticated, evidence-based journey.

Anna Stupnytska | 15 April 2019

Jan Berthold
Article 8 min read

The challenge of investing sustainably in sovereign debt

Engaging with sovereigns is much harder than with companies. But it is well worth the effort for investors and governments.

Jan Berthold + 2 others | 15 April 2019

Neil Gough
Podcast 21 min listen

Podcast: Palm oil, Chinese steel and when the environment triumphs

Environmental pressures are beginning to move the tectonic plates of industry. Fidelity's analysts discuss what it can mean for those sectors at the epicentre

Neil Gough + 2 others | 15 April 2019

Paras Anand
Blog 1 min read

Why we're calling it Sustainable Investing, not ESG

The term ‘ESG’ struggles to capture the full scope of stakeholders and the off-spreadsheet areas that an organisation needs to manage.

Paras Anand | 15 April 2019

Vincent Durel
Video 4 min watch

Portfolio Manager Vincent Durel on his corporate engagement

Why Sustainable Investment considerations and corporate engagement have become fundamental to the investment process.

Vincent Durel | 15 April 2019

Vincent Durel
Article 4 min read

What it means to pursue an active sustainable investing strategy

ESG is changing the way companies and asset managers engage with each other, resulting in a positive outcome both for investors and society as a whole.

Vincent Durel + 1 other | 15 April 2019

Jeremy Podger
Blog 4 min read

ESG: A Change of View

Portfolio Manager Jeremy Podger revisits the arguments around ESG investing principles and explains his distinct shift in view.

Jeremy Podger | 26 February 2019

Vanessa Glennie
Article 5 min read

ESG now pervasive in Europe and growing in China

Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG) continue to grow in importance at the companies our analysts cover.

Vanessa Glennie | 22 February 2019

Wen-Wen Lindroth
White Paper 19 min read

Populism will change corporate purpose for good

For the first time, there is enough momentum behind it to move permanently from shareholder value maximisation to a more comprehensive, sustainable approach.

Wen-Wen Lindroth + 2 others | 14 January 2019

Jonathan Neve
Article 15 min read

Uncharted waters: Creating an ESG investment checklist through water sustainability

Uncharted waters: Creating an ESG investment checklist through water sustainability

Jonathan Neve + 5 others | 21 September 2018

Hiroki Sampei
Blog 2 min read

ESG awareness is an enduring legacy of the global financial crisis

The global financial crisis pushed ESG principles to the forefront, which would not have occurred as rapidly without the catalyst of the crisis.

Hiroki Sampei | 12 September 2018

Ilia Chelomianski
Article 6 min read

Green bonds: Awakening the green giant

Targeting carbon reduction could help investors deterred by the lack of standardisation and uncompetitive returns in the green bond market.

Ilia Chelomianski + 1 other | 6 September 2018

Claudio Ferrarese

The impact of ESG investing on corporate bonds

Integrating ESG characteristics beyond pure financial data in a corporate bond portfolio adds value by improving performance and reducing returns volatility.

Claudio Ferrarese + 1 other | 4 July 2018

Ned Salter
Article 4 min read

Engagement is the ESG X-factor

Engagement is the difference between active and passive ESG offerings.

Ned Salter + 1 other | 4 June 2018

Richard Edgar
Podcast 29 min listen

Has passive peaked?

Passive investing has undergone stellar growth but as monetary policies and market dynamics shift could we be seeing the 'peak' of the passive bull run?

Richard Edgar + 4 others | 4 June 2018

Video 6 min watch

What is and what isn't ESG: the investors' definition

Investment chiefs from Denmark, Italy and Japan on how they define what is - and what isn't - ESG, and how it informs their approach to investing.

| 5 April 2018

Adrian Benedict
Article 4 min read

ESG in real estate: How green is your castle?

How and why ESG is starting to be taken seriously in real estate investing.

Adrian Benedict | 5 April 2018

Jenn-Hui Tan
Video 5 min watch

China's changing environmental priorities

China is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases but is also becoming a global leader in promoting green investment and fighting pollution.

Jenn-Hui Tan + 4 others | 5 April 2018

Paras Anand
White Paper 15 min read

Pulling away: Inequality as an ESG risk

Wealth distribution, emerging threats to the status quo, and why inequality is turning into an important sustainability risk.

Paras Anand + 3 others | 5 April 2018

Hiroki Sampei
Article 5 min read

ESG leadership: Japan steps forward as the US steps back

When it comes to policy leadership in the arena of environmental, social and governance factors, Japan is stepping up even as the US is stepping back.

Hiroki Sampei + 1 other | 5 April 2018

George Watson
Article 5 min read

ESG and performance in 7 charts

Definitive answers are hard to come by but aggregating the research shows a positive relationship between ESG and financial performance.

George Watson | 5 April 2018

Paras Anand
Article 8 min read

Longer cycle, shorter horizons: Governance at the end of the cycle

Why extra scrutiny of corporate governance, especially capital deployment decisions, is necessary towards the end of the cycle.

Paras Anand + 1 other | 5 April 2018

Ilia Chelomianski
Article 6 min read

Green bonds: Five important questions answered

Green bonds are a useful group of assets in ESG investing, but some investors are not entirely clear on key aspects of the instruments.

Ilia Chelomianski + 1 other | 5 April 2018

Adnan Siddique
Bibliography 6 min read

The investment world's best ESG material

We did the reading so you don't have to.

Adnan Siddique | 5 April 2018

Richard Edgar
Podcast 18 min listen

Inside the investment process: ESG at every step

How investors considered ESG in the case of an investment in ChemChina, the Chinese state-owned chemical giant.

Richard Edgar + 1 other | 5 April 2018

Sumant Wahi
Article 9 min read

Avoiding 'cybergeddon': ESG risk in an interconnected world

In an increasingly digital society, cybersecurity and data protection are rapidly emerging as some of the biggest ESG risks for companies to manage.

Sumant Wahi + 6 others | 5 April 2018

Aela Cozic
Article 10 min read

Defining ESG: Evolution not revolution

ESG investing seems all the rage, but what does this focus on environmental, social and governance criteria actually mean for investors?

Aela Cozic + 1 other | 5 April 2018

Adnan Siddique
Article 4 min read

ESG enters the boardroom

For the first time, a majority of analysts find their companies are taking ESG more seriously, according to the Fidelity Analyst Survey.

Adnan Siddique | 20 February 2018

Michael Sayers
Video 8 min watch

In depth in eight minutes: what the Fidelity Analyst Survey reveals

Capex, China and ESG feature highly as the global sentiment indicator ticks up.

Michael Sayers + 2 others | 20 February 2018

Grethe Schepers
Article 5 min read

As good as it gets: corporate sentiment rises to new highs

Company executives are the most optimistic they've been in five years, reports Fidelity’s 2018 Analyst Survey.

Grethe Schepers | 20 February 2018

Adnan Siddique
Video 4 min watch

ESG: Four underappreciated risks

From data breach to economic populism, Fidelity analysts detail their experiences of ESG-related risks they see as often underappreciated.

Adnan Siddique + 1 other | 2 February 2018

Martin Dropkin
Article 11 min read

Bond covenants: beware of slipping standards late in the cycle

As the market matures, governance standards often become looser - which, in fixed income, is most conspicuous in bond covenants.

Martin Dropkin + 1 other | 11 December 2017

Martin Dropkin
Article 11 min read

Bond covenants: beware of slipping standards late in the cycle

As the market matures, governance standards often become looser - which, in fixed income, is most conspicuous in bond covenants.

Martin Dropkin + 2 others | 11 December 2017

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