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 89 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs gather total assets under management of $16.03B. The average expense ratio is 0.41%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF SUSL with $1.54B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Socially Responsible ETF was the TAN at 48.16%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the Inspire International ESG ETF WWJD in 09/30/19.

Top ETF Performers

IXSE WisdomTree India ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 2.18%
YLCO Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF 1.25%
SUSB iShares ESG 1-5 Year USD Corporate Bond ETF 0.58%
MXDE Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Markets Core Equity ETF 0.57%
GRNB VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF 0.54%

Bottom ETF Performers

KGRN KraneShares MSCI China Environment Index ETF -4.39%
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN -3.71%
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF -3.56%
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund -3.35%
BLES Inspire Global Hope ETF -3.34%

Top Creations

ESGU iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF 848.47
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 149.68
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 131.39
USSG Xtrackers MSCI U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF 123.71
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 83.05

Top Redemptions

SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -124.96
SHE SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF -26.17
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF -6.58
BLES Inspire Global Hope ETF -5.64
SMOG VanEck Vectors Low Carbon Energy ETF -3.31

AUM Winners

SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 723.35%
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF 289.44%
VEGN U.S. Vegan Climate ETF 269.30%
NULC Nuveen ESG Large-Cap ETF 47.24%
EAGG iShares ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 28.70%

AUM Losers

IXSE WisdomTree India ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund -48.81%
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -20.67%
SHE SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF -16.24%
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -12.33%
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF -11.04%

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