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 140 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Socially Responsible ETFs have total assets under management of $89.36B. The average expense ratio is 0.42%. Socially Responsible ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities
  • Asset Allocation

The largest Socially Responsible ETF is the iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF ESGU with $17.03B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Socially Responsible ETF was GRN at 179.14%. The most recent ETF launched in the Socially Responsible space was the Invesco MSCI Green Building ETF GBLD on 04/22/21.

Top ETF Performers

GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 23.27%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 19.72%
IVRA Invesco Real Assets ESG ETF 4.19%
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF 3.94%
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF 3.88%

Bottom ETF Performers

PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF -20.10%
TAN Invesco Solar ETF -18.38%
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF -17.35%
CTEC Global X CleanTech ETF -17.27%
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund -16.40%

Top Creations

ESGU iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF 550.57
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF 500.63
ESGD iShares ESG Aware MSCI EAFE ETF 232.44
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 174.99
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 120.49

Top Redemptions

PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF -27.50
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF -23.09
ESG FlexShares STOXX U.S. ESG Impact Index Fund -22.42
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -10.78
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF -8.06

AUM Winners

IVLC Invesco US Large Cap Core ESG ETF 384.76%
GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 205.18%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 199.95%
XVV iShares ESG Screened S&P 500 ETF 100.94%
AQWA Global X Clean Water ETF 100.57%

AUM Losers

PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF -25.54%
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund -20.79%
TAN Invesco Solar ETF -20.32%
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF -17.82%
CTEC Global X CleanTech ETF -17.04%

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