ESGU

iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

ESGU Fund Description

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

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 MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.78 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF ranks in the 62nd percentile within its peer group and in the 71st percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

ESGU MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

PERFORMANCE [as of 10/18/21] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ESGU -2.44% -0.58% 16.68% 25.41% 19.82% -- --
ESGU (NAV) 1.31% 4.09% 20.48% 31.21% 21.19% -- --
MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index 1.32% 4.13% 20.63% 31.42% -- -- --
MSCI USA IMI 1.36% 4.39% 20.25% 32.22% 20.03% 18.32% 16.22%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ESGU Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
12/01/16
Open-Ended Fund
0.15%
$22.83B
$92.70M
0.01%

ESGU Portfolio Data

$564.19B
29.80
4.84
1.10%
09/24/21
328

ESGU Index Data

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

ESGU Portfolio Management

0.15%
-0.22%
-0.15%
-0.32%

ESGU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

ESGU Fund Structure

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

ESGU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/19/21
5
4
3
2
1

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

910,524
$92.70M
800,619
$82.22M
0.01%
$0.01
0.03%
0.13% / -0.09%
None
100.00%
50,000
16.01
0.02%
0.00%
414
$102.80
5

ESGU Sector/Industry Breakdown


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
36.86%
33.75%
14.45%
14.74%
13.03%
14.20%
12.50%
13.09%
9.35%
9.19%
5.50%
5.23%
2.39%
2.62%
2.36%
2.41%
2.31%
2.45%
1.01%
1.18%

ESGU Top 10 Holdings[View All]

Apple Inc. 5.83%
Tesla Inc 1.70%
26.46%

ESGU Countries


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.93%
--
0.07%

ESGU Regions


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ESGU Economic Development


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

ESGU Performance Statistics

0.99
0.98
0.98
0.99
0.09%
MSCI USA IMI

ESGU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.78 / 10
71.24
62.48
4.08%
--
92.14

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

328
2469
328
70.82%

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Summary


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
328
2469
$564.19B
$504.44B
29.80
31.21
4.84
4.50
1.27%
1.21%
Low
Low

ESGU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


ESGU
Segment Benchmark
97.64%
87.77%
2.36%
9.78%
0.00%
2.35%
0.00%
0.10%