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 $48.47B. The average expense ratio is 0.39%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income
  • Equity

The largest ESG ETF is the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund XLK with $18.10B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the XLK at 8.54%. The most-recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Muni Bond ETF IBMN in 11/13/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 8.66%
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 8.59%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF 6.54%
SUSA iShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Select ETF 5.77%
KOIN Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF 4.77%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

EWP iShares MSCI Spain ETF -1.14%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -1.06%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -0.92%
EWG iShares MSCI Germany ETF -0.19%
DAX Global X DAX Germany ETF -0.04%

TOP CREATIONS

IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 409.49
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 94.55
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 60.73
SUSB iShares ESG 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF 11.05
SUSA iShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Select ETF 10.72

TOP REDEMPTIONS

XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund -578.21
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF -488.83
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund -287.29
FEZ SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF -71.79
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF -71.58

AUM WINNERS

IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 263.14%
EUMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF 34.03%
SUSB iShares ESG 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF 19.43%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF 19.23%
IBMN iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Muni Bond ETF 17.81%

AUM LOSERS

JPEU JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF -30.87%
EWP iShares MSCI Spain ETF -17.86%
PGAL Global X MSCI Portugal ETF -9.59%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -6.10%
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF -5.59%

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