ESG Ratings Could Predict Outperformers

Companies with high ESG ratings have performed better than others in the crisis, with bonds more resilient to the market downturn

Annalisa Esposito 20 April, 2020 | 9:53AM

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Companies with the highest ESG ratings have performed better than their less-sustainable peers during the market sell-off caused by the coronavirus pandemic, research from Fidelity reveals.

While the S&P 500 plunged 26.9% between February 19 and March 26, companies with a high Fidelity ESG rating (those rated A or B) fell by less than the benchmark, while those rated C to E endured greater falls

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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