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 $32.05B. The average expense ratio is 0.38%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest ESG ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF VGK with $12.53B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the JXI at 20.33%. 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

FDD First Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund 3.35%
JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF 2.44%
ADRU Invesco BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund 1.97%
TBLU Tortoise Global Water ESG Fund 1.96%
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF 1.64%

Bottom ETF Performers

EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF -2.76%
PHO Invesco Water Resources ETF -1.93%
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF -1.45%
FLSW Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF -1.34%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF -1.14%

Top Creations

JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF 179.32
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF 29.37
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 17.22
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF 7.94

Top Redemptions

VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF -402.32
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -124.96
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF -122.22
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF -73.98
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF -46.82

AUM Winners

FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF 28.60%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF 19.34%
FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF 18.29%
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 18.13%

AUM Losers

JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF -43.34%
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -20.70%
RFEU First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe ETF -13.61%
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -10.84%
ADRU Invesco BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund -10.55% Live Chat!

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