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 $34.73B. The average expense ratio is 0.49%. ESG ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest ESG ETF is the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF SMH with $5.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing ESG ETF was IQM at 96.28%. The most recent ETF launched in the ESG space was the First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF FICS on 12/15/20.

Top ETF Performers

IQM Franklin Intelligent Machines ETF 10.26%
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF 9.45%
XHE SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF 8.33%
NORW Global X MSCI Norway ETF 8.21%
WOOD iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF 8.16%

Bottom ETF Performers

INDF Nifty India Financials ETF -2.53%
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -0.62%
FLTR VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF -0.06%
SUSB iShares ESG Aware 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF 0.40%
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF 0.79%

Top Creations

RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 576.73
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 350.25
ESGD iShares ESG Aware MSCI EAFE ETF 287.34
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 263.39
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF 255.21

Top Redemptions

EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF -176.81
EWA iShares MSCI Australia ETF -103.43
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF -62.25
XHE SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF -20.20
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark ETF -14.26

AUM Winners

IXG iShares Global Financials ETF 108.14%
FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF 69.00%
GRID First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund 43.65%
ENOR iShares MSCI Norway ETF 39.72%
DMXF iShares ESG Advanced MSCI EAFE ETF 31.69%

AUM Losers

EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF -12.55%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden ETF -6.22%
INDF Nifty India Financials ETF -0.94%
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -0.43%
PQDI Principal Spectrum Tax-Advantaged Dividend Active ETF 0.84%

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