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.

ETF.com 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 $26.17B. The average expense ratio is 0.41%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest ESG ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $10.42B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the UTES at 17.84%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF ACSG in 12/06/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

BGRN iShares Global Green Bond ETF 3.25%
BGRN iShares Global Green Bond ETF 3.25%
FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF -0.49%
FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF -0.49%
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund -0.53%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -12.34%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -12.34%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -12.30%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -12.30%
IGV iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF -8.59%

TOP CREATIONS

XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 634.98
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 634.98
IGV iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF 79.84
IGV iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF 79.84
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 57.64

TOP REDEMPTIONS

EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF -23.32
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF -23.32
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF -5.77
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF -5.77
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -4.96

AUM WINNERS

FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF 49.29%
FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF 49.29%
TBLU Tortoise Global Water ESG Fund 29.99%
TBLU Tortoise Global Water ESG Fund 29.99%
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF 8.52%

AUM LOSERS

NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF -18.67%
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF -18.67%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF -15.15%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF -15.15%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -13.41%

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