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ESG: US Stocks

The following ETFs (exchange-traded funds) offer a variety of ESG styles and approaches for the US stock market. They include US Total Market, US Large-Caps and US Small / Mid-Caps.

Note:These are not recommendations, just investment ideas for further research.

US Total Market

Fund Ticker Expense Holdings Inception
Etho Climate Leadership US ETHO 0.47% 268 11/18/15
  Tracks the performance of an index that selects U.S. equities of companies that exhibit the least carbon impact within its industry, with an equal weight to each selected company.
Vanguard ESG US Stock ESGV 0.12% 1479 9/18/18
  The fund covers large through small-caps. It excludes companies in these industries: adult entertainment, alcohol and tobacco, weapons, fossil fuels, gambling, and nuclear power.
WisdomTree U.S. ESG RESP 0.28% 300 2/23/07
  An actively-managed portfolio of US stocks, identified based on factors such as value, quality, momentum and correlation, along with ESG characteristics.

US Large-Caps

Fund Ticker Expense Holdings Inception
Change Finance US Large Cap Fossil-Fuel Free CHGX 0.49% 100 10/9/17
  Tracks an index of 100 US large-cap stocks that meet diverse environmental, social, and governance standards.
ClearBridge LargeCap Growth ESG LRGE 0.59% 43 5/22/17
  An actively managed strategy that seeks to achieve long‐term capital appreciation through investments in large‐capitalization companies with positive ESG attributes that have the potential for high future earnings growth.
FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact ESG 0.32% 268 7/13/16
  Follows an index designed to provide exposure to US-listed companies that exhibit several specific environmental, social, and corporate governance attributes.
Global X Conscious Companies KRMA 0.43% 152 7/11/16
  Designed to provide investors an opportunity to invest in well-managed companies that achieve financial performance in a sustainable and responsible manner and exhibit positive Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) characteristics.
Goldman Sachs JUST US Large Cap Equity JUST 0.20% 446 6/7/18
  Provides a screened down version of the Russell 1000 Index by selecting stocks with the highest ranking for their business practices towards environmental, social, and governance issues.
IQ Candriam ESG US Equity IQSU 0.09% 302 12/16/19
  Provides a passively-managed stock portfolio of US companies meeting environmental, social and corporate governance criteria developed by IndexIQ and Candriam.
iShares ESG Advanced MSCI USA USXF 0.10% 289 6/16/20
  Obtain exposure to large- and mid-cap U.S. stocks with leading environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA 0.15% 350 12/1/16
  Invests in large- and mid-cap U.S. companies with strong ESG traits, while maintaining an overall market-like portfolio.
iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders SUSL 0.10% 292 5/7/19
  Obtain exposure to large- and mid-cap US stocks with leading environmental, social, and governance practices within their industry.
iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social DSI 0.25% 408 11/14/06
  Obtain exposure to a range of large-, mid- and small-cap U.S. stocks with leading environmental, social, and governance practices.
iShares MSCI USA ESG Select SUSA 0.25% 161 1/24/05
  Tracks an index of 250 companies with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor scores as calculated by MSCI.
Nuveen ESG Large-Cap NULC 0.20% 206 6/3/19
  Tracks a multi-factor-weighted index of US large-cap companies that are screened for environmental, social, and governance criteria.
Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth NULG 0.35% 86 12/13/16
  Invests in companies within the MSCI USA Growth Index that exhibit positive ESG characteristics.
Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Value NULV 0.35% 169 12/13/16
  Aims to invest in the most socially responsible companies while still providing reasonably market-like exposure to value stocks.
SPDR S&P 500 ESG EFIV 0.10% 311 7/27/20
  Designed to select S&P 500 firms meeting certain sustainability criteria (criteria related to environmental, social and governance factors) while maintaining similar overall industry group weights as the S&P 500 Index.
US Vegan Climate VEGN 0.60% 280 9/9/19
  Tracks an index of U.S. large cap stocks, screened according to vegan and environmental principles. The fund aims to exclude stocks of companies whose business activities directly contribute to animal suffering, destruction of the natural environment and climate change.
Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity USSG 0.10% 294 3/6/19
  Holds a collection of companies that score highly for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, with roughly market-like sector exposure.
Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG SNPE 0.10% 314 6/25/19
  An ESG focused fund that draws its universe from the S&P 500.

US Small / Mid-Caps

Fund Ticker Expense Holdings Inception
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA Small-Cap ESML 0.17% 1032 4/10/18
  Obtain exposure to small-cap U.S. stocks with favorable environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth NUMG 0.40% 60 12/13/16
  Tracks an index composed of mid-cap US companies with growth characteristics that also meet certain environmental, social, and governance criteria.
Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Value NUMV 0.40% 97 12/13/16
  Tracks an index of US mid-cap value stocks that score highly on environmental, social, and governance criteria.
Nuveen ESG Small-Cap NUSC 0.40% 657 12/13/16
  Invests primarily in small-cap U.S. stocks that satisfy certain environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria.

In addition to the ETFs, there are also numerous ESG mutual funds that focus on US stocks.