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 79 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs gather total assets under management of $7.74B. The average expense ratio is 0.43%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income
  • Equity

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF DSI with $1.20B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Socially Responsible ETF was the EVX at 9.45%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the iShares Global Green Bond ETF BGRN in 11/13/18.


TAN Invesco Solar ETF 21.98%
KGRN KraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF 14.92%
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF 13.78%
GEX VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF 12.22%
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 10.98%


VETS Pacer Military Times Best Employers ETF -3.05%
HONR InsightShares Patriotic Employers ETF -1.37%
WOMN Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF -1.19%
SUSC iShares ESG USD Corporate Bond ETF -0.64%
GUDB Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF -0.21%


SUSA iShares MSCI U.S.A. ESG Select ETF 22.32
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 21.72
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 19.32
SHE SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF 18.45


TAN Invesco Solar ETF -10.52
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values ETF -9.26
YLCO Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF -2.83
FAN First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF -2.31
PZD Invesco Cleantech ETF -2.16


ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 151.49%
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 87.90%
LRGE ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF 39.67%
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 32.13%
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 26.69%


ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -59.91%
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF -15.06%
YLCO Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF -2.52%
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF -2.47%
GRNB VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF -1.11%

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