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Victoria Mio
Article 4 min read

Why smart grid tech can help meet China’s green growth challenges

Amid slowing economic growth and shifting power consumption patterns, China’s expanding smart grid system could help light the path to net zero.

Victoria Mio + 2 others | 28 September 2022

Flora Wang
Article 4 min read

ESG ratings are too simplistic

For investors trying to unpack a topic as complicated as sustainability, having a single ESG score for companies isn’t enough.

Flora Wang + 1 other | 19 August 2022

Cormac Byrne
Article 4 min read

Anatomy of an ESG engagement: Interpump

Fidelity International has been engaging with Italian industrials company, Interpump, for approximately 24 months, achieving meaningful change along the way.

Cormac Byrne | 2 August 2022

Velislava Dimitrova
Article 5 min read

How to be biodiversified

The world is waking up to the threat to biodiversity and natural capital and investors have a crucial role to play in the fight to maintain vital ecosystems.

Velislava Dimitrova + 1 other | 1 August 2022

Ben Traynor
Article 4 min read

Tracking the transition

ESG Analyst Survey finds signs of year-on-year progress towards net zero, but there’s a long way to go.

Ben Traynor | 28 June 2022

Patrick Graham
Article 6 min read

In for the long haul on engagement

From sustainable air fuel to workers’ rights and deforestation, our engagements with companies show the conversation on climate and sustainability deepening.

Patrick Graham | 28 June 2022

Alexander Laing
Article 6 min read

Big brands need to clean up on plastics

As governments get to work on a global treaty on plastics, we are pressing big brands to deliver real world solutions to one of the planet’s biggest challenges

Alexander Laing + 4 others | 23 May 2022

Gita Bal
Article 5 min read

Corporates weigh the cost of long-term Russia exits

Our latest Fidelity International Analyst Survey suggests that for many companies Russia may be un-investable for years to come

Gita Bal + 2 others | 5 May 2022

Aneta Wynimko
Article 4 min read

Just the ticket: Fashion consumers want more clarity from retailers on sustainability

What’s in a label? Specialist reaction-time testing suggests clearer signalling on sustainability could play a role in turning the tide on what consumers buy.

Aneta Wynimko + 4 others | 7 April 2022

Fidelity International
White Paper 1 min read

The smaller half of China's sky: Fidelity International China Gender Diversity Report

In Fidelity's first report on gender diversity in corporate China, we examine the status quo and offer suggestions on how firms and investors can do better.

Fidelity International | 23 February 2022

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Boosting board independence in Japan

Regulatory reforms have created new opportunities for active shareholders to engage with Japanese companies on key governance issues like board independence.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 16 December 2021

Victoria Mio
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Greening ‘Made in China’

While domestic consumption of sustainable products remains nascent, China’s exporters are tapping into demand for ‘green’ goods around the world.

Victoria Mio + 4 others | 15 December 2021

Aela Cozic
Blog 4 min read

Rooting out modern slavery

Fidelity International is encouraging companies to look for modern slavery proactively and disclose what they find.

Aela Cozic | 7 December 2021

Kris Atkinson
Article 4 min read

Green government bonds: the promise and the pitfalls

Green sovereign bonds are on the rise and could improve the green bond market as a whole, but investors should monitor what issuers do with ‘green’ funds.

Kris Atkinson + 2 others | 29 October 2021

Emma Cunningham
Article 5 min read

ESGenius: Cows, methane and the climate threat

A number of pioneering methods to avoid or reduce atmospheric methane from livestock are catching the attention of investors focused on sustainability.

Emma Cunningham + 3 others | 20 July 2021

Matthew Jennings
Article 3 min read

ESGenius: Fidelity research finds link between ESG and dividend growth

Our findings suggest that ESG leaders are more likely than ESG laggards to offer attractive levels of long-term dividend growth.

Matthew Jennings | 19 July 2021

Terence Tsai
Video 7 min watch

On the ground with China's ZTO logistics fleet

Fidelity analysts and portfolio managers engage with China's leading logistics company on the ground in Shanghai.

Terence Tsai + 4 others | 27 May 2021

Terence Tsai
Article 5 min read

An express dialogue: ESG engagement in China

Fidelity International worked with China’s biggest express-delivery company on sustainable growth.

Terence Tsai + 1 other | 26 May 2021

James Richards
Article 4 min read

A test of metal: Decarbonising steel

We regularly engage with steelmakers on their plans to reduce direct emissions, and with miners on the emissions that arise from processing iron ore.

James Richards + 1 other | 26 May 2021

Kris Atkinson
Article 6 min read

Biodiversity bond raises the stakes for paper firms

Fidelity engages with a paper and pulp manufacturer, Suzano, on how it is addressing biodiversity and reducing carbon emissions.

Kris Atkinson + 3 others | 26 May 2021

Kris Atkinson
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Biden’s ambitious climate plans could transform the US bond market

US ambitions to decarbonise the world’s largest economy could generate opportunities for bond investors.

Kris Atkinson | 22 April 2021

Tomohiro Ikawa
Blog 4 min read

Japanese companies are more sustainable than many believe

ESG is growing in importance for Japanese firms.

Tomohiro Ikawa | 16 March 2021

Jon Guinness
Blog 4 min read

Policing the platforms: Why social media needs independent guidelines

Social media firms must create rules for content and independent oversight boards or they could face threats to their long-term viability.

Jon Guinness + 3 others | 11 February 2021

Matthew Jennings
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Democratic sweep could transform ESG regulation in the US

New political leadership could reverse US rules on sustainable investing.

Matthew Jennings | 8 January 2021

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 6 min read

Three sustainable investing themes for 2021

Climate change combined with nature loss, employee welfare and digital ethics are core engagement themes for 2021.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 15 December 2020

Vincent Durel
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Strong sustainability credentials can signal resilience

Covid-19 has shown how a focus on sustainability can help companies act fast when an unexpected crisis hits, and make them more resilient to new threats.

Vincent Durel + 1 other | 23 October 2020

Boya Zhao-Robinson
Blog 5 min read

ESGenius: Getting ‘hydrogen ready’

Hydrogen demand could increase seven-fold by 2050.

Boya Zhao-Robinson | 18 September 2020

Flora Wang
Article 4 min read

Boosting sea legs

The Covid-19 pandemic has left numerous seafarers stranded. Fidelity is acting fast to sound the alarm on an issue of global humanitarian concern.

Flora Wang + 2 others | 15 September 2020

Ewan Montgomery
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Getting to net zero in real estate

ESGenius: Getting to net zero in real estate

Ewan Montgomery + 2 others | 11 September 2020

Matthew Siddle
Article 5 min read

ESGenius: Overcoming fast fashion’s hidden costs

ESGenius: Overcoming fast fashion’s hidden costs

Matthew Siddle + 3 others | 11 August 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Article 6 min read

ESGenius: On governance, and spotting corporate cons

ESGenius: On governance, and spotting corporate cons

Dhananjay Phadnis | 5 August 2020

Stefan Kitic
Article 3 min read

ESGenius: Due diligence on Wirecard revealed that the sums didn’t add up

For investors focused on sustainability and governance, the warning signs of financial misreporting were there for some time.

Stefan Kitic | 9 July 2020

Hiroki Sampei
Article 2 min read

Successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

A case study of Fidelity International's multi-year engagement with Kirin in Japan shows that successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

Hiroki Sampei | 18 June 2020

Dhananjay Phadnis
Blog 4 min read

ESGenius: A sustainability lens can help discern the trends that matter

By focusing on the sustainability of businesses, we can differentiate between the drivers that are fleeting, and those that are truly influential.

Dhananjay Phadnis | 10 June 2020

Natalie Westerbarkey
Blog 4 min read

EU’s €1 trillion Green Deal could aid post-crisis recovery

The EU's Green Deal faces political and financial challenges, but the direction of travel is clear.

Natalie Westerbarkey | 7 April 2020

Jennifer Jackson
Blog 4 min read

How to avoid the bond 'greenium'

The recent rush for green bonds has often made them more expensive than ordinary bonds, despite offering the same returns.

Jennifer Jackson + 1 other | 25 February 2020

Heidi Rauber
Blog 4 min read

ESGenius: What sustainability investors can learn from European consumer staples

ESG principles have long been an integral part of how many European consumer staples companies are run, but it wasn’t always this way.

Heidi Rauber | 19 December 2019

Kristian Atkinson
Blog 5 min read

Sustainable investors should wake up to companies in transition

To meet global emissions targets, we need an inclusive approach that offers the right incentives. That means embracing companies transitioning to low carbon.

Kristian Atkinson | 4 December 2019

Fidelity International
Article 2 min read

Cool Heads: Investors are getting climate change wrong

Assessing a portfolio's climate pathway, rather than its emissions relative to a benchmark, should help reduce overall emissions.

Fidelity International | 3 December 2019

Sumant Wahi
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Regulation bites the tech giants, but does it have teeth?

It remains uncertain whether this amounts to a real change in the way companies use data, or if these changes are only being implemented to appease regulators.

Sumant Wahi | 28 November 2019

Marcel Stötzel
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Will flight shame take off?

If flight shame spreads from Sweden to the rest of Europe, it could be a big ESG problem for arlines

Marcel Stötzel | 27 September 2019

Paras Anand
Blog 2 min read

A fork in the road for US corporates

Capital allocation priorities need to evolve to match new corporate purpose.

Paras Anand | 27 August 2019

Luca Romano
Blog 3 min read

ESG Ratings: Who’s driving?

By creating our own ESG ratings we can do analysis to confirm findings, fill in blanks and correct misconceptions, uncovering opportunities in the process.

Luca Romano | 6 August 2019

Kate Howitt
Blog 3 min read

If ESG regulations can’t keep up, we must make the rules

Political polarisation is increasing and this is blocking the development of ESG guidelines. As a result, companies and investors should step in.

Kate Howitt | 30 July 2019

Michael Dolan
Blog 3 min read

Solving the plastics problem by engaging with chemical companies

Sustainability engagements with chemical companies should focus on how acting in the best interests of the environment can also drive value creation.

Michael Dolan + 2 others | 22 July 2019

Hiroki Sampei
Blog 2 min read

Active engagement can help passive investors: A new model in Japan

Passive investors can benefit from the expertise of an active manager. Fidelity targets companies that are index components to create value.

Hiroki Sampei | 25 June 2019

Ilia Chelomianski
Blog 3 min read

Pick your poison

Some investors in environmental projects think that simply investing in securities with a ‘green’ label is enough to fulfil climate mandates. That’s not true.

Ilia Chelomianski | 10 June 2019

Marion O'Donnell
Article 2 min read

Teaming up in Asia to target coal financing

Teaming up with other asset managers in Asia has helped change the behaviour of banks financing coal projects

Marion O'Donnell + 1 other | 3 June 2019

Michael Gibb
Article 3 min read

Being the authentic investor

Can investors do well by doing good? Today my answer is emphatically, yes

Michael Gibb | 29 April 2019

Anna Stupnytska
Blog 3 min read

Data is helping to identify the diversity strategies that work

The approach to diversity is starting to shift away from random, box-ticking initiatives to a systematic, increasingly sophisticated, evidence-based journey.

Anna Stupnytska | 15 April 2019

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