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 on the U.S. markets, ESG ETFs have total assets under management of $42.76B. The average expense ratio is 0.50%. 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 $11.82B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing ESG ETF was FAN at 67.33%. The most recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Nifty India Financials ETF INDF on 10/20/20.

Top ETF Performers

AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 15.14%
FAN First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF 12.92%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF 10.56%
GRID First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund 8.08%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF 7.24%

Bottom ETF Performers

EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF -4.39%
PQDI Principal Spectrum Tax-Advantaged Dividend Active ETF -0.03%
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF 0.11%
PREF Principal Spectrum Preferred Securities Active ETF 0.29%
FPEI First Trust Institutional Preferred Securities and Income ETF 0.56%

Top Creations

ESGD iShares ESG Aware MSCI EAFE ETF 179.79
BOTZ Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF 135.41
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 130.99
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 86.98
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF 83.61

Top Redemptions

EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF -12.13
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF -10.70
IPKW Invesco International BuyBack Achievers ETF -5.70
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund -4.50
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF -3.53

AUM Winners

ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF 40.40%
FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF 40.24%
FAN First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF 39.07%
GRID First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund 32.02%
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 21.70%

AUM Losers

HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF -20.78%
INDF Nifty India Financials ETF -20.16%
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund -3.20%
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF -0.45%
PQDI Principal Spectrum Tax-Advantaged Dividend Active ETF -0.29%

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