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Sustainable and ESG investing

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Feel-good investing

If you're one of the increasing number of people who want their investments to have a positive impact, you've come to the right place. More and more of us are taking sustainable and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into consideration when deciding where to invest our money. Not only is that good news for the planet and societies we live in, it’s also helping many investors to find new opportunities. One common misconception about sustainable investing is that it always comes at the expense of returns. We believe the opposite to be true. Here at Fidelity, we've found that investing sustainably doesn't necessarily mean lower returns.

Here, you can find out more about what sustainable and ESG investing is all about. You can also check out our useful guide to jargon-busting sustainable and ESG investing terms, which helps you unpack any complexities and get to know the various sustainable approaches on offer.

What is sustainable and ESG investing?

Our Investment Director Tom Stevenson sheds some light on what sustainable investing is all about and the different ways investors can tap into the theme.

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Busting sustainable and ESG investing jargon

You wouldn’t be the first to wonder why there are so many different terms for sustainable investing. In large part, they reflect the many different approaches investors can take. Our list of sustainable investing terms can help you learn more about what they all mean so you feel comfortable choosing whichever approach suits you best.

Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
Ethical investing
Impact investing
Socially responsible investing (SRI)/responsible investing
Sustainability/sustainable investing

Looking for sustainable fund ideas?

Tom Stevenson, our Investment Director reveals his ISA funds picks for 2021, which include three funds with a sustainable focus.

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Important information - 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.