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 $39.62B. The average expense ratio is 0.41%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income
  • Equity

The largest ESG ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $9.77B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the XLU at 26.38%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the iShares Global Green Bond ETF BGRN in 11/13/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF 4.73%
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF 4.59%
JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF 3.69%
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 3.62%
UTES Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF 3.55%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

EWS iShares MSCI Singapore ETF -2.99%
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -2.38%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -2.00%
EIRL iShares MSCI Ireland ETF -1.91%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -1.88%

TOP CREATIONS

XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 124.08
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 75.96
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 57.06
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 37.13
SUSA iShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Select ETF 35.64

TOP REDEMPTIONS

EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF -453.06
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund -169.22
IEV iShares Europe ETF -117.74
IGV iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF -61.15
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -35.96

AUM WINNERS

FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF 110.52%
UTES Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF 36.84%
SDG iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF 13.88%
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 13.13%
JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF 12.40%

AUM LOSERS

GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF -17.63%
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF -8.88%
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -6.54%
ESGW Columbia Sustainable Global Equity Income ETF -6.47%
IGV iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF -6.00%

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