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. 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 $34.08B. The average expense ratio is 0.43%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest ESG ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $11.21B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the EDEN at 33.90%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Direxion MSCI USA ESG - Leaders vs. Laggards ETF ESNG in 02/05/20.

Top ETF Performers

EUDG WisdomTree Europe Quality Dividend Growth Fund -0.94%
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF -1.51%
EUDV ProShares MSCI Europe Dividend Growers ETF -2.15%
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -2.31%
KOIN Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF -2.56%

Bottom ETF Performers

EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -11.50%
PGAL Global X MSCI Portugal ETF -10.15%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -9.42%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -9.22%
WBIG WBI BullBear Yield 3000 ETF -8.21%

Top Creations

XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 909.89
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 97.96
USSG Xtrackers MSCI U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF 88.95
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF 55.95

Top Redemptions

NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF -1,025.06
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF -23.35
RYU Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF -9.77
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -5.55
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF -4.06

AUM Winners

EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF 20.61%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF 16.06%
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 6.09%
NULC Nuveen ESG Large-Cap ETF 5.20%
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 3.61%

AUM Losers

HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF -24.93%
EWP iShares MSCI Spain ETF -20.27%
UPW ProShares Ultra Utilities -14.98%
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -12.69%
WBIG WBI BullBear Yield 3000 ETF -12.20%

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