Busting common ESG investing myths

Webinar details

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Duration: 60 minutes Time: Noon–1 p.m. ET

ESG investing is a term that is often used synonymously with sustainable investing, socially responsible investing, mission-related investing, or screening. MSCI ESG Research defines it as the consideration of environmental, social and governance factors alongside financial factors in the investment decision-making process. In this webinar, MSCI ESG Research experts and Fidelity professionals will dive into the truth about ESG investing, including why we see growing demand from investors to better understand ESG characteristics and how they can build ESG aligned portfolios. We will also debunk the common myth that in order to incorporate ESG into the investment process, there will be negative performance implications.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is ESG?
  • Why is ESG investing growing?
  • Has ESG historically compromised returns?
  • 3 common ESG investor objectives


Randy O'NeilRandy O'Neil 
Executive Director & Head of ESG Coverage – Americas
MSCI ESG Research

Matt MoscardiMatt Moscardi
Head of Financial Sector Research
MSCI ESG Research

Sam Shore Sam Shore
Trading Strategy Desk
Fidelity Investments