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Why sustainable investing does not mean lower returns

The enduring myths about sustainable investing

Sustainable investing themes for 2021

Three areas of focus this year

Greenwashing - how to spot it and what to do about it

In the shadows of ESG investing

Ed Monk

The quickest way to reduce your carbon footprint today

Putting pension savings on a green footing is 21 times more powerful than other steps

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 15 Oct 2021

Graham Smith

Should I buy an electric car?

EVs are moving into the mainstream

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Investment writer - 06 Oct 2021

Ed Monk

Will ESG investing become the default option?

In this podcast Ed Monk and Toby Sims discuss whether you really can put your money to use saving the planet.

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 06 Oct 2021

Cherry Reynard

The growth of sustainable investment options

Can you really build a sustainable and diversified portfolio?

Cherry Reynard

Cherry Reynard Investment writer - 04 Oct 2021

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Can you really ‘do good’ and make money?

Now is the time to think about investing for the greater good

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity International - 01 Oct 2021

Graham Smith

What Biden’s infrastructure bill could mean for markets

Opportunity for the US to lead the green transition

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Investment writer - 29 Sep 2021

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Just how expensive could oil get?

The supply and demand issue on forecourts is a drop in the ocean

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity International - 28 Sep 2021

Cherry Reynard

Beyond climate change: the other ESG megatrends

4 significant ESG megatrends you need to be aware of

Cherry Reynard

Cherry Reynard Investment writer - 13 Sep 2021

Graham Smith

UN Climate Change report: the investment implications

Investing strategies must change to address climate crisis

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Investment writer - 11 Aug 2021

Toby Sims

What is the Government’s Green Savings Bond?

NS&I lays out details for its green bond programme

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 09 Jul 2021

Toby Sims
Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 30 Jun 2021

Tom Stevenson

Exuberance over sustainability threatens a new bubble

Sustainability is crucial but we can’t forget the fundamentals

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 29 Jun 2021

Tom Stevenson

Inconsistent green goals leave investors flailing

No easy answer for ESG-aware investors

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 22 Jun 2021

Ed Monk

Can you give your pension a sustainable investment focus?

There are ways to ensure your retirement money is a force for good

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 16 Jun 2021

Ed Monk

Are Shell and ExxonMobil defeats a watershed for oil?

This week, we’re looking at oil, and in particular some significant recent defeats for oil companies over climate targets.

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 03 Jun 2021

Toby Sims

A week of reckoning for Big Oil

Is this its Big Tobacco moment?

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 28 May 2021

Toby Sims

Walking the sustainability tightrope

Sustainable investing can raise more questions than answers

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 27 Apr 2021

Tom Stevenson

Market Week Podcast - Earnings season gets into full swing

Fidelity’s Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as earnings season gets into full swing and Brexit continues to squeeze trade in Europe.

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 26 Apr 2021

Toby Sims

The stark environmental impact of Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining threatens to derail global sustainability efforts

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 21 Apr 2021

Toby Sims
Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 16 Apr 2021

Toby Sims
Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 07 Apr 2021

Graham Smith

Investment opportunities after the pandemic

What have we learned and where do we go from here?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Investment writer - 26 Mar 2021

Tom Stevenson

Sustainable fund picks

How ESG underpins our fund choices in 2021

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 22 Mar 2021

Ed Monk

HSBC climate action a sign of things to come

ESG concerns are now being represented by large institutions

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 11 Mar 2021

Toby Sims

Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders Sustainability Fund

One of Tom’s five ISA fund picks for 2021

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 10 Mar 2021

Toby Sims

Sustainable investing themes for 2021

Three areas of focus this year

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 10 Mar 2021

Toby Sims

FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund

One of our five fund picks providing an alternative income stream

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 01 Mar 2021

Tom Stevenson

Market Week Podcast - Investors start to worry about inflation

Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as investors start to worry about inflation and the dark side of ESG investing comes under scrutiny.

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 23 Feb 2021

Ed Monk

Can the ESG surge continue in 2021?

Last year saw ESG funds buck the trend of outflows

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 08 Feb 2021

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Why BP cannot afford to slip further as it slides to a loss

Oil giant sees a slump in earnings as demand plummets worldwide

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity International - 02 Feb 2021

Toby Sims

What are ESG ratings?

How ESG ratings can help you understand a company’s sustainability levels

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 14 Jan 2021

Tom Stevenson

Why sustainable investing does not mean lower returns

Good ESG credentials are shorthand for high quality

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 21 Dec 2020

Tom Stevenson

Five ways to invest sustainably

Moving along the ESG spectrum

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 16 Dec 2020

Toby Sims

2020: A bumper year for sustainable investing

Getting to grips with the rise of sustainable investing

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 10 Dec 2020

Tom Stevenson

Fund picks for 2021

Sustainability, income and valuation in focus

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 04 Dec 2020

Tom Stevenson

Six forces that will shape the year ahead for investors

Prepare for shifts in asset class, regional allocation and investment styles

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 01 Dec 2020

Toby Sims

Does investing sustainably have an adverse effect on returns?

In this podcast Fidelity experts Toby Sims and Tom Stevenson discuss whether investing ethically can mean the potential for better returns.

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 26 Nov 2020

Toby Sims

Fidelity Sustainable Reduced Carbon Bond Fund

Sustainable bond investing meets maximising returns

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 19 Nov 2020

Tom Stevenson

No trade-off between doing good and beating the market

A company’s ESG credentials count

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity International - 16 Nov 2020

Ed Monk

Sustainable companies protected investors this year

Analysis has shown the resilience of companies scoring well for ESG

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 11 Nov 2020

Toby Sims

Fidelity Sustainable Water and Waste Fund

‘A different way of looking at the world’

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 23 Oct 2020

Ed Monk

Demand for ESG set to surge?

Majority of European assets could be sustainable within years

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity International - 19 Oct 2020

Toby Sims

The G in ESG: last but not least

Why you should care about corporate governance

Toby Sims

Toby Sims Fidelity International - 16 Oct 2020

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