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 on the U.S. markets, ESG ETFs have total assets under management of $75.25B. The average expense ratio is 0.47%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest ESG ETF is the First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF FPE with $7.59B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing ESG ETF was USD at 114.87%. The most recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the Global X Clean Water ETF AQWA on 04/08/21.

Top ETF Performers

USD ProShares Ultra Semiconductors 8.73%
SMH VanEck Semiconductor ETF 4.96%
SOXX iShares Semiconductor ETF 4.51%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF 4.14%
FINX Global X FinTech ETF 3.47%

Bottom ETF Performers

AMER Emles Made in America ETF -4.34%
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF -2.97%
BBAX JPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia ex-Japan ETF -2.79%
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -2.76%
FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF -2.65%

Top Creations

EWC iShares MSCI Canada ETF 387.62
ESGD iShares ESG Aware MSCI EAFE ETF 232.94
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF 170.01
PHO Invesco Water Resources ETF 133.98
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF 113.76

Top Redemptions

SMH VanEck Semiconductor ETF -116.04
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF -37.70
EPP iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF -15.54
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -6.88
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF -5.61

AUM Winners

FKU First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund 215.39%
AQWA Global X Clean Water ETF 116.95%
HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF 55.12%
FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF 42.87%
HEWC iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada ETF 25.63%

AUM Losers

ESNG Direxion MSCI USA ESG - Leaders vs. Laggards ETF -39.13%
AMER Emles Made in America ETF -20.30%
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF -4.85%
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF -3.61%
SGDM Sprott Gold Miners ETF -2.85%

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