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 $62.14B. The average expense ratio is 0.48%. 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 $7.24B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing ESG ETF was USD at 93.32%. 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 4.21%
PHO Invesco Water Resources ETF 4.00%
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF 3.27%
PIO Invesco Global Water ETF 3.22%
GRID First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund 3.17%

Bottom ETF Performers

NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -3.44%
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -3.22%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -2.96%
FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF -2.80%
EIRL iShares MSCI Ireland ETF -2.69%

Top Creations

IXG iShares Global Financials ETF 1.10K
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF 315.40
ESGD iShares ESG Aware MSCI EAFE ETF 282.60
IQLT iShares MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 207.43
SUSB iShares ESG Aware 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF 108.09

Top Redemptions

EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF -216.25
SOXX iShares Semiconductor ETF -149.50
EPP iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF -108.83
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF -16.27
PHO Invesco Water Resources ETF -6.20

AUM Winners

EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF 31.68%
OLD The Long-Term Care ETF 28.54%
AQWA Global X Clean Water ETF 23.13%
DMXF iShares ESG Advanced MSCI EAFE ETF 11.08%
RNDM First Trust Developed International Equity Select ETF 10.03%

AUM Losers

AMER Emles Made in America ETF -40.83%
EWC iShares MSCI Canada ETF -14.89%
IPKW Invesco International BuyBack Achievers ETF -7.97%
CUT Invesco MSCI Global Timber ETF -5.46%
EPP iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF -5.25%

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