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 161 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs have total assets under management of $108.28B. The average expense ratio is 0.41%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Commodities
  • Fixed Income
  • Asset Allocation

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF ESGU with $22.94B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Socially Responsible ETF was GRN at 127.07%. The most recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the Fidelity Clean Energy ETF FRNW on 10/05/21.

Top ETF Performers

RAYS Global X Solar ETF 11.10%
KLNE Direxion Daily Global Clean Energy Bull 2X Shares 9.29%
KGRN KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology Index ETF 8.42%
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 7.38%
CTEC Global X CleanTech ETF 6.65%

Bottom ETF Performers

GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN -7.72%
VTRN VictoryShares Top Veteran Employers ETF -7.57%
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF -3.01%
RESD WisdomTree International ESG Fund -2.60%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF -2.37%

Top Creations

UCRD VictoryShares ESG Corporate Bond ETF 789.20
ESGD iShares ESG Aware MSCI EAFE ETF 292.23
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 209.17
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 180.29
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 180.11

Top Redemptions

ESGU iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF -100.13
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -72.85
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund -46.17
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund -35.70
SDG iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF -15.16

AUM Winners

XVV iShares ESG Screened S&P 500 ETF 158.64%
MOTE VanEck Morningstar ESG Moat ETF 57.75%
XJH iShares ESG Screened S&P Mid-Cap ETF 56.45%
VCLN Virtus Duff & Phelps Clean Energy ETF 56.32%
KLNE Direxion Daily Global Clean Energy Bull 2X Shares 36.01%

AUM Losers

UCRD VictoryShares ESG Corporate Bond ETF -87.59%
VTRN VictoryShares Top Veteran Employers ETF -50.86%
PBD Invesco Global Clean Energy ETF -10.00%
IVLC Invesco US Large Cap Core ESG ETF -7.58%
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF -3.95%

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