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 80 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs gather total assets under management of $8.24B. The average expense ratio is 0.42%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:
- Fixed Income
The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF DSI with $1.25B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Socially Responsible ETF was the BOSS at 14.82%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex U.S.A. ESG Leaders Equity ETF ACSG in 12/06/18.