Illustration: Joe Waldron
ESG: Is it worth it?
5 April 2018

Last month our Analyst Survey showed a significant uptick in companies taking ESG seriously. But what does ESG mean in practice for investors? What are the biggest ESG issues of the next decade? And does sustainable investing have to come at the expense of returns? These are the questions our clients are asking. Here, Fidelity Answers.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.