Thematic investing: Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)

Fidelity's ESG funds enable you to align your investment objectives with long-term trends considered important to the overall sustainability of a business, such as sound business practices and governance.


ESG investing with Fidelity

ESG investing provides a way to invest in strategies using a disciplined evaluation of one or all of these considerations:


  • Environmental themes, such as investing in companies that are responding to consumer demand for sustainable practices
  • Social themes, such as investing in companies committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Governance themes, such as investing in companies committed to diverse board composition, strong oversight, and shareholder friendly policies

Two-thirds of retail customers say social impact is key to their investing decisions1, according to Fidelity research.

181 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies have committed to lead their companies for the benefit of ALL stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.2

Fidelity’s ESG funds

Learn about our ESG funds and the types of companies and markets they invest in.



ESG Thematic
Focuses on long-term themes broadly tied to specific areas of sustainability

Fidelity® Water Sustainability Fund (FLOWX)

Invests in companies helping to deliver safe, reliable, and easily accessible water.

Fidelity® Women's Leadership Fund (FWOMX)

Invests in companies that prioritize and advance women’s leadership and development.

Fidelity® Select Environment & Alternative Energy Portfolio (FSLEX)

Focuses on alternative and renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution control, water infrastructure, waste and recycling technologies, or other environmental support services.

ESG Integration
Incorporates ESG factors explicitly into investment decisions to help better identify risks and opportunities

Fidelity® US Sustainability Index Fund (FITLX)

A US equity index fund tracking a benchmark that targets companies with high ESG ratings, while maintaining broad market exposure.

Fidelity® International Sustainability Index Fund (FNIDX)

Invests tracking an international stock benchmark that targets companies with high ESG ratings, while maintaining broad market exposure.

Fidelity® Sustainability Bond Index Fund (FNDSX)

A bond index fund tracking a benchmark that comprises investment-grade government, corporate, and asset-backed securities from issuers with strong sustainability profiles.

Thought leadership

Investing in women
Allows investors committed to gender diversity to align their investments with their values.


Investing with a purpose
Watch portoflio manager Nicole Connolly discuss ESG investing and the Women's Leadership fund.

Next steps

Search for and compare all ESG mutual funds available through Fidelity.

Search for ETFs with strategies that may meet your sustainable investing goals, such as strong employee relations, efficient use of natural resources, or gender diversity.

Search for stocks based on MCSI ESG criteria, such as accounting and governance risk score, environmental score, social score, governance score, or overall ESG rating.

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