ESG ETF Overview

MSCI ESG Research LLC evaluates companies with regard to their risks and opportunities around environmental issues, social and impact investing, and good governance practices. MSCI coverage includes more than 11,800 issuers of equities and bonds, across more than 400,000 individual securities, leveraging their research to create ESG scores and metrics for approximately 24,000 ETFs and mutual funds.

ETF.com is proud to offer MSCI ESG ratings to help our users better understand and measure the sustainability characteristics of the total ETF portfolio, and rank or screen ETFs based on a diverse set of ESG exposure categories.

Currently, these are the highest ESG-rated U.S.-traded ETFs.

With 50 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, ESG ETFs gather total assets under management of $49.01B. The average expense ratio is 0.43%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest ESG ETF is the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF EZU with $16.43B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the EWO at 45.10%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Xtrackers Germany Equity ETF GRMY in 10/27/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

EFNLiShares MSCI Finland ETF4.63%
EDENiShares MSCI Denmark ETF0.30%
GRNBVanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF-0.47%
SUSBiShares ESG 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF-0.60%
EIRLiShares MSCI Ireland ETF-0.87%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

NUDMNuShares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF-6.20%
HDEFXtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF-5.43%
EWPiShares MSCI Spain ETF-4.74%
DBGRXtrackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity ETF-4.63%
GRMYXtrackers Germany Equity ETF-4.48%

top creations

EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF471.40
FEZSPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF80.50
EWQiShares MSCI France ETF77.21
EWDiShares MSCI Sweden ETF42.36
IDViShares International Select Dividend ETF38.58

top redemptions

HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-549.81
DBEUXtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF-293.22
IEViShares Europe ETF-199.51
EWGiShares MSCI Germany ETF-156.95
FEUSPDR STOXX Europe 50 ETF-18.51

AUM WINNERS

NUDMNuShares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF22.88%
PTEUPacer Trendpilot European Index ETF17.42%
IQLTiShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF16.15%
NORWGlobal X MSCI Norway ETF15.86%
DAXHorizons DAX Germany ETF13.83%

AUM LOSERS

EWPiShares MSCI Spain ETF-37.13%
GXFGlobal X FTSE Nordic Region ETF-6.49%
OEURO'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend-0.42%
FEZSPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF-0.31%
GRNBVanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF-0.24%

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