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. 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 $50.31B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest ESG ETF is the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF EZU with $14.93B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the EWO at 49.89%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the NuShares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF NUDM in 06/07/17.


QDEUSPDR MSCI Germany StrategicFactors ETF2.02%
DBGRXtrackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity ETF1.84%
EWGiShares MSCI Germany ETF1.26%
DAXHorizons DAX Germany ETF1.06%
SUSAiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF1.04%


GXFGlobal X FTSE Nordic Region ETF-5.29%
PGALGlobal X MSCI Portugal ETF-5.25%
EWDiShares MSCI Sweden Capped ETF-4.49%
EFNLiShares MSCI Finland Capped ETF-4.34%
EDENiShares MSCI Denmark Capped ETF-3.91%

top creations

EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF476.59
IDViShares International Select Dividend ETF77.33
EWAiShares MSCI Australia ETF40.23
EWQiShares MSCI France ETF31.12
NORWGlobal X MSCI Norway ETF23.50

top redemptions

EWPiShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF-568.57
FEZSPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF-210.21
DBEUXtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF-103.82
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-91.50
EWGiShares MSCI Germany ETF-19.46


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%


EWPiShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF-37.13%
GXFGlobal X FTSE Nordic Region ETF-6.49%
ENZLiShares MSCI New Zealand Capped ETF-3.68%
OEURO'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend-0.42%

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