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Sustainable Investing Report 2021: Time to step up

By Richard Edgar Editor in Chief

Welcome to our Sustainable Investing Report 2021, in which we explore our engagements with investee companies over the year across many themes, as well as the ways in which Covid-19 and climate change are rapidly changing sustainable investing. We consider how the pandemic has created the desire for a more sustainable future and how society can come together to accelerate the net-zero transition as we approach the UN climate conference in Glasgow later this year.

Welcome to our Sustainable Investing Report 2021, in which we explore our engagements with investee companies over the year across many themes, as well as the ways in which Covid-19 and climate change are rapidly changing sustainable investing. We consider how the pandemic has created the desire for a more sustainable future and how society can come together to accelerate the net-zero transition as we approach the UN climate conference in Glasgow later this year.

Foreword: Anne Richards, CEO
Foreword: Anne Richards, CEO

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

Sustainable Investing Report 2021: Introduction
Sustainable Investing Report 2021: Introduction

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

Raising the bar for engagement
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.

Planetary risk: Mapping climate pathways to macro and strategic asset alloc...
Planetary risk: Mapping climate pathways to macro and strategic asset alloc...

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

Riding the regulatory wave
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.

ESG Analyst Survey 2021: Net zero opportunities now outweigh risks
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.

Asia could become a top destination for investors driving sustainable change
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.

Biodiversity bond plants seed for engagement
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.

Impact just got real
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.

Anne Richards on corporate responsibility and sustainable investing
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.

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