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ESG investing

We all know our investments affect the world around us. And we are becoming more interested than ever in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards of the companies we invest in.

Fund managers in the sustainable, ethical and socially responsible investing (SRI) space put these concerns at the heart of their investment processes. They look to generate returns and benefit society at the same time.

Find out more here on the merits of ESG investing and browse the funds looking to make a positive impact on society and the environment as well as your portfolio. 

The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. This is not a personal recommendation to buy funds. Equally, if a fund you own is not on the list, we’re not recommending you sell it. You must ensure that any fund you choose to invest in is suitable for your own personal circumstances.

What is ESG investing?

Our investment director Tom Stevenson sheds some light on what ESG investing is all about and the different ways investors can tap into the theme.​​​

Transcript - what is ESG investing?

UK plans to tackle climate change could lead the world

Our green and pleasant land is set to become the ‘greenest’ in the world

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Fidelity Personal Investing

Jupiter Ecology Fund

ESG trailblazer well-placed as the rest catch up

Ed Monk

Ed Monk

Fidelity Personal Investing

EdenTree Amity UK Fund

Ketan Patel knows his fund was a pioneer

Ed Monk

Ed Monk

Fidelity Personal Investing

What does sustainable actually mean?

Shedding light on responsible investing

Ethical investing: small changes still count

Don’t let ESG perfection be the enemy of good

Ethical investing isn’t what you think

Do ethical funds have an image problem?

Top 10 transacted ESG funds

Here are the top 10 most bought and sold ESG funds by our customers on the Fidelity website in the month of April 2019.

The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. This information is not a personal recommendation in respect of a particular investment. If you need additional help, please speak to a financial adviser. You should regularly reassess the suitability of your investments to ensure they continue to meet your attitude to risk and investment goals.

  • Bought
  • Sold
Position Investment name

Royal London Sustainable World Trust C Acc

82% Bought 18% Sold


Stewart Investors Indian Subcontinent Sustainability B Acc

73% Bought 27% Sold


Rathbone Ethical Bond Inst Acc

82% Bought 18% Sold


Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders B Acc

96% Bought 4% Sold


Jupiter Ecology I Class Acc

87% Bought 13% Sold


Liontrust Sustainable Future Managed 6 Acc

94% Bought 6% Sold


Royal London Sustainable Managed Growth Trust C Acc

93% Bought 7% Sold


Kames Ethical Equity B Acc

67% Bought 33% Sold


BGF Sustainable Energy D4 GBP

90% Bought 10% Sold


Royal London Sustainable Diversified Trust C Acc

70% Bought 30% Sold

Please note that the Investment Manager’s focus on securities of companies which maintain strong environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) credentials may result in a return that at times compares unfavourably to similar products without such focus.  No representation nor warranty is made with respect to the fairness, accuracy or completeness of such credentials.  The status of a security’s ESG credentials can change over time.