Investing through an ESG lens is not new to Fidelity
For many years, we have engaged with companies on behalf of Fidelity mutual funds, our fund shareholders, and institutional clients discussing various long-term economic factors, including the impact of certain ESG factors.
ESG Statement of Policy
Our ESG Statement of Policy shares what ESG investing means to Fidelity and that commitment is supported by our ESG Investing Team. We believe the best-managed companies work to maintain balance among varied interests and groups, and have transparent and clear policies to engage with stakeholders. This includes policies that address ESG issues in the communities in which a company operates. As a result, these considerations are generally incorporated into our evaluation of a company's investment risk or return, across all asset classes, sectors, and markets.
Our commitment to sustainable investing
To aid in our efforts to promote sustainable investing, guide our initiative to effectively incorporate ESG issues into investment decisions, and to support the evolution of ESG disclosure, we have joined several external organizations. These organizations were carefully vetted to ensure they provide:
- Alignment between Fidelity's perspectives on ESG issues and industry practices
- Opportunities to enhance Fidelity's knowledge and activities within these spaces
- Platforms and resources to advance ESG conversations in the industry and drive consistent and comparable disclosures