Socially Responsible ETF Overview

Socially responsible ETFs invest in the equity of companies that consider financial returns as well as social good. The term 'socially responsible' is used broadly to cover principles such as company ethics, environmental friendliness and human rights.

With 65 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs gather total assets under management of $5.94B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF DSI with $960.35M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Socially Responsible ETF was the GRN at 116.70%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF HONR in 01/19/18.


GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN20.35%
BOSSGlobal X Founder-Run Companies ETF3.31%
EEMXSPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF1.08%
ESGEiShares MSCI EM ESG Optimized ETF1.01%
GRNBVanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF0.43%


TANGuggenheim Solar ETF-7.44%
KGRNKraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF-7.34%
PBDPowershares Global Clean Energy Portfolio-7.24%
JBRIJames Biblically Responsible Investment ETF-6.42%
NUDMNuShares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF-6.20%

top creations

ESGEiShares MSCI EM ESG Optimized ETF46.66
CXSEWisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund46.34
SPYXSPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF39.19
XSOEWisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund20.16
SUSAiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF11.44

top redemptions

SHESPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF-55.75
NULVNuShares ESG Large-Cap Value ETF-7.41
DSIiShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF-5.36
FANFirst Trust Global Wind Energy ETF-4.81
NULGNuShares ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF-1.67


NUMGNuShares ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF207.38%
ESGGFlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund206.61%
NULGNuShares ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF186.57%
NUMVNuShares ESG Mid-Cap Value ETF184.68%
NULVNuShares ESG Large-Cap Value ETF84.56%


ESGSColumbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF-59.42%
ICANSerenityShares IMPACT ETF-33.21%
EVXVanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF-18.18%
PBWPowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio-1.85%
NUBDNuShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF-0.61%

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