The Best ESG ETFs
The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 11 ESG ETFs.
ESG ETFs, or Environmental, Social, and Governance ETFs, are exchange-traded funds that invest in companies that meet specific environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. These criteria typically focus on climate change, employee diversity and rights, human rights, and ethical business practices. ESG investing is to achieve positive financial returns while promoting positive social and environmental outcomes.
ESG ETFs typically invest in a diversified portfolio of companies that have been screened for ESG factors. The screening process may involve using various data sources and rating agencies that assess the companies' performance on these factors. Some ETFs may also use negative screening to exclude companies that don't meet specific ESG standards, such as those that produce tobacco or weapons.
ESG ETFs can provide investors with a way to align their investments with their values while potentially achieving financial returns. Additionally, since ESG factors can indicate good management and robust risk management, some researchers argue that companies that score well in ESG may be less risky and more stable in the long run. However, it's important to note that the approach and criteria used for screening companies may vary among ESG ETFs, so investors should conduct their research and due diligence before investing in these funds.
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Risk vs. Return Scatterplot