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 99 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs gather total assets under management of $23.11B. The average expense ratio is 0.41%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Fixed Income
  • Equity
  • Commodities

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF ESGU with $2.83B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Socially Responsible ETF was the TAN at 63.85%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the SP Funds Dow Jones Global Sukuk ETF SPSK in 12/30/19.

Top ETF Performers

CNRG SPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF 16.67%
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 15.29%
KGRN KraneShares MSCI China Environment Index ETF 13.22%
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 11.54%
PBD Invesco Global Clean Energy ETF 10.96%

Bottom ETF Performers

GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN -2.25%
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF --
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG U.S. Equity ETF --
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF --
RAFE PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. ETF --

Top Creations

SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 101.02
USSG Xtrackers MSCI U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF 97.00
ESGD iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF 95.42
ESGU iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF 83.62
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 67.69

Top Redemptions

IBD Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF -20.54
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF -13.89
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF -12.69
MXDE Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Markets Core Equity ETF -11.54
NUMV Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Value ETF -3.04

AUM Winners

SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 406.64%
EMNT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG ETF 165.29%
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF 163.93%
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 162.17%
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF 145.24%

AUM Losers

MXDE Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Markets Core Equity ETF -40.15%
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF -21.19%
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF -14.50%
BLES Inspire Global Hope ETF -11.86%
IBD Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF -10.45%

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