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 $26.15B. The average expense ratio is 0.39%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest ESG ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF VGK with $10.07B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the ECLN at --. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the First Trust EIP Carbon Impact ETF ECLN in 08/19/19.

Top ETF Performers

EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF -13.43%
IDMO Invesco S&P International Developed Momentum ETF -14.25%
ENZL iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF -14.54%
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF -14.71%
OEUR O'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF -14.78%

Bottom ETF Performers

EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -31.46%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF -29.06%
FDD First Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund -27.67%
IFEU iShares Europe Developed Real Estate ETF -26.15%
EWI iShares MSCI Italy ETF -25.28%

Top Creations

ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 155.80
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 64.79
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 46.09
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 35.62
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 29.52

Top Redemptions

BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF -1,213.34
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF -1,180.11
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF -142.28
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF -121.31
IEV iShares Europe ETF -94.70

AUM Winners

FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 24.35%
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 10.02%
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF -3.57%
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF -4.23%
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF -8.23%

AUM Losers

FLIY Franklin FTSE Italy ETF -77.45%
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF -54.04%
EUMF WisdomTree Europe Multifactor Fund -46.04%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF -43.11%
FSZ First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX Fund -40.36%

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