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 $38.44B. 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 $15.09B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the NULG at 39.63%. 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

NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 6.84%
ENZL iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF 5.93%
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF 5.62%
INFR Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF 5.54%
YLCO Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF 5.37%

Bottom ETF Performers

EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -1.28%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF -0.62%
EIRL iShares MSCI Ireland ETF 0.14%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF 0.84%
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF 0.92%

Top Creations

IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 247.86
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 183.33
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 95.42
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF 75.66
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF 67.31

Top Redemptions

DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF -48.41
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF -13.89
ENZL iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF -8.45
JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF -2.87
PGAL Global X MSCI Portugal ETF -0.55

AUM Winners

EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF 14.49%
EUMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF 13.32%
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF 12.52%
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 12.42%
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF 12.24%

AUM Losers

NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF -21.01%
ADRD Invesco BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund -13.73%
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF -6.02%
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 0.28%
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF 0.69%

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