ESG-rated stocks and bonds outperform in 2020: Fidelity research

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Stocks with higher ESG ratings outperformed those with weaker ESG ratings in the first nine months of 2020, according to Fidelity International. The research found that the outperformance occurred in every month from January to September apart from April. Fidelity International found that over the nine months, stocks with an ESG rating of ‘A' outperformed the MSCI AC World index, and said there was a "clear linear relationship demonstrated across the ESG ratings groups", with each one beating its lower-rated group from A down to E. However, it reported that in April, the groups wit...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.