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 $44.56B. 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 $14.10B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the EWO at 44.51%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Franklin FTSE Europe ETF FLEE in 11/02/17.


NORWGlobal X MSCI Norway ETF5.34%
ENORiShares MSCI Norway ETF5.18%
FDDFirst Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund4.12%
EUDVProShares MSCI Europe Dividend Growers ETF3.18%
EWQiShares MSCI France ETF3.04%


EWDiShares MSCI Sweden ETF-2.03%
FLGRFranklin FTSE Germany ETF-1.85%
GXFGlobal X FTSE Nordic Region ETF-1.35%
SUSAiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF-0.90%
ENZLiShares MSCI New Zealand ETF-0.08%

top creations

IDViShares International Select Dividend ETF18.91
ESGDiShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF13.49
SUSAiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF11.12
PTEUPacer Trendpilot European Index ETF10.62
EWOiShares MSCI Austria ETF7.65

top redemptions

EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF-1,811.90
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-310.54
EWDiShares MSCI Sweden ETF-114.46
DBEUXtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF-103.96
IEViShares Europe ETF-48.51


ESGDiShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF18.38%
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF14.27%
GSEUGoldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF11.23%
ESGNColumbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF11.23%
PTEUPacer Trendpilot European Index ETF10.75%


EWDiShares MSCI Sweden ETF-16.83%
ONTLO'Shares FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF-14.47%
EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF-7.84%
DBEUXtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF-5.09%
PGALGlobal X MSCI Portugal ETF-4.66%

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