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 $41.98B. The average expense ratio is 0.40%. 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 $11.98B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the NORW at 31.49%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Franklin FTSE Europe ETF FLEE in 11/02/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

SUSAiShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Select ETF1.92%
EIRLiShares MSCI Ireland ETF1.82%
DBGRXtrackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity ETF1.63%
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund1.34%
NORWGlobal X MSCI Norway ETF1.31%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

EWPiShares MSCI Spain ETF-6.67%
EWOiShares MSCI Austria ETF-5.35%
EDENiShares MSCI Denmark ETF-4.46%
FDDFirst Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund-4.26%
GXFGlobal X FTSE Nordic Region ETF-3.14%

top creations

ESGDiShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF61.12
EWPiShares MSCI Spain ETF52.17
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF19.88
EWQiShares MSCI France ETF18.79
SUSAiShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Select ETF16.84

top redemptions

EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF-1,301.58
FEZSPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF-298.75
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-246.76
EWGiShares MSCI Germany ETF-183.73
DBEUXtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF-85.69

AUM WINNERS

HDEFXtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF731.58%
EWQiShares MSCI France ETF15.07%
SUSBiShares ESG 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF12.41%
SUSCiShares ESG USD Corporate Bond ETF7.82%
PGALGlobal X MSCI Portugal ETF7.09%

AUM LOSERS

HFXEIQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Europe ETF-92.97%
EWDiShares MSCI Sweden ETF-19.64%
EWOiShares MSCI Austria ETF-18.81%
EWPiShares MSCI Spain ETF-14.16%
OEURO'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF-12.39%

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