There is strong correlation between emerging market companies’ scores in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indexes and key financial and value creation metrics, new research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has revealed. It is becoming increasingly clear that the sustainability imperative is transforming the very nature of global competition.
BCG’s latest Global Challengers report, titled The Sustainability Imperative in Emerging Markets, highlights that companies with strong reputations for meeting ESG challenges in emerging markets are rewarded with major growth opportunities.
Sustainability issues are, however, rapidly rising to the top of emerging market company CEOs’ priority lists, with climate change taking centre stage.
Fidelity Emerging Markets Limited (LON:FEML) is an investment trust that aims to achieve long-term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio made up primarily of securities and financial instruments providing exposure to emerging markets companies, both listed and unlisted.