Socially Responsible ETF Overview

Socially responsible ETFs invest in the equity of companies that consider financial returns as well as social good. The term 'socially responsible' is used broadly to cover principles such as company ethics, environmental friendliness and human rights.

With 108 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs gather total assets under management of $36.38B. The average expense ratio is 0.40%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income
  • Equity
  • Asset Allocation
  • Commodities

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF ESGU with $7.23B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Socially Responsible ETF was the QCLN at 57.90%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the iShares ESG Advanced Total USD Bond Market ETF EUSB in 06/23/20.

Top ETF Performers

KGRN KraneShares MSCI China Environment Index ETF 32.08%
GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 27.35%
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 19.55%
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 16.20%
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 14.51%

Bottom ETF Performers

MAGA Point Bridge GOP Stock Tracker ETF -12.16%
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF -11.50%
NUMV Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Value ETF -10.52%
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF -10.38%
EVX VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF -10.16%

Top Creations

NULV Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Value ETF 263.71
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 103.71
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 87.45
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 87.18

Top Redemptions

ESGU iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF -411.62
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF -239.89
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF -85.25
PZD Invesco Cleantech ETF -46.29
BLES Inspire Global Hope ETF -12.73

AUM Winners

NULV Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Value ETF 111.21%
SUSC iShares ESG Aware USD Corporate Bond ETF 83.29%
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG U.S. Equity ETF 62.93%
EAOA iShares ESG Aware Aggressive Allocation ETF 55.56%
EAOR iShares ESG Aware Growth Allocation ETF 54.46%

AUM Losers

TBLU Tortoise Global Water ESG Fund -32.05%
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN -19.76%
PZD Invesco Cleantech ETF -19.16%
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF -17.47%
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF -13.25%

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