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 $37.59B. The average expense ratio is 0.37%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest ESG ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF VGK with $14.01B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing ESG ETF was the NULG at 21.98%. 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

ENZL iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF 5.88%
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF 3.13%
EIRL iShares MSCI Ireland ETF 3.09%
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF 2.18%
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 2.17%

Bottom ETF Performers

ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF -3.21%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -3.19%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF -2.41%
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF -1.89%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF -1.75%

Top Creations

VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 767.13
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 435.50
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF 248.13
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 86.77
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 66.84

Top Redemptions

KXI iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF -27.20
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF -1.72
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -1.17
ADRD Invesco BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund -1.09
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF 0

AUM Winners

NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 28.81%
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF 18.64%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF 17.22%
ENZL iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF 15.10%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF 13.78%

AUM Losers

ADRD Invesco BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund -2.81%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF -2.73%
KXI iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF -2.56%
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF -0.89%
EUMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF -0.40%

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