What is ESGU?

ESGU tracks an index composed of US companies that are selected and weighted for positive environmental, social and governance characteristics.

PERFORMANCE [as of 11/22/22] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ESGU 6.92% -3.22% -16.79% -15.72% 10.43% 10.96% --
ESGU (NAV) 6.96% -3.18% -16.76% -15.71% 10.43% 11.00% --
MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index 6.98% -3.14% -16.65% -15.59% 10.59% -- --
MSCI USA IMI 6.84% -2.95% -15.82% -14.99% 10.20% 10.47% 13.04%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ESGU Factset Analytics Insight

ESGU invests in large- and midcap companies with strong ESG traits, while maintaining an overall market-like portfolio. Companies in the broad MSCI USA Index are rated based on ESG factors and are narrowed down by excluding companies involved in: tobacco, controversial weapons, civilian firearms, thermal coal, and oil sands. Portfolio optimization software is then used to maximize the funds’ stake in highly-rated companies while staying true to a market-like exposure. In addition, the fund also removes companies that are experiencing “severe business controversies.” The index is rebalanced quarterly. Note: Prior to June 1, 2018 the fund tracked the MSCI USA ESG Focus Index—a pioneer index that does not remove firms related to the civilian firearms industry.

ESGU Summary Data

Blackrock
12/01/16
0.15%
$20.20B
MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index
MSCI USA IMI
Open-Ended Fund

Peers

MSCI USA IMI

Fund Flows

-$0.04B 5 Days
-$1.75B 30 Days
-$1.76B 90 Days

ESGU Portfolio Data

$440.71B
17.26
3.57
1.47%
12/13/22
315

ESGU Index Data

MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index
Principles-based
Principles-based
MSCI USA IMI

ESGU Portfolio Management

0.15%
-0.14%
-0.11%
-0.21%

ESGU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

ESGU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily

Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 11/23/22

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of ESGU. ESGU is rated a 5 out of 5.

ESGU Tradability

1,654,883
$137.08M
1,103,926
$93.78M
0.02%
$0.02
0.01%
0.17% / -0.10%
None
100.00%
50,000
22.08
0.02%
0.00%
10
$88.80
5

ESGU Sector/Industry Breakdown

ESGU Segment
Benchmark
16.10% --
14.62% --
13.21% --
11.28% --
6.80% --
5.99% --
5.19% --
4.37% --
3.30% --
2.80% --

ESGU Performance Statistics

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.07%
MSCI USA IMI

ESGU Countries

ESGU Segment
Benchmark
98.32% 99.90%
-- 0.10%

ESGU Regions

ESGU Segment
Benchmark
98.32% 100.00%

ESGU Economic Development

ESGU Segment
Benchmark
98.32% 100.00%
0.00% 0.00%

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

315
2588
312
69.44%

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Summary

ESGU Segment
Benchmark
315 2588
$440.71B $402.87B
17.26 17.70
3.57 3.28
1.74% 1.68%
Low Low

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size

ESGU Segment
Benchmark
94.41% 85.76%
4.37% 10.72%
0.00% 3.20%
0.00% 0.30%