Vanguard launches first incomes ESG ETF for US investors

Vanguard has filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch Vanguard ESG US Corporate Bond ETF. 

The low-cost, broadly diversified ETF will be Vanguard's first ESG-focused fixed income product for US investors and complements Vanguard's existing equity ESG ETFs and mutual funds. The fund is expected to launch in September and Vanguard’s Fixed Income Group will serve as the fund’s advisor.

“Vanguard's new US ESG bond fund illustrates our commitment to providing investors with quality investment products and the ability to construct a portfolio that reflects their values," says Kaitlyn Caughlin, head of Vanguard's Portfolio Review Department. "Investors in this fund will benefit from our leading fixed income indexing capabilities, a low expense ratio, and robust screening process, all in an accessible and diversified manner.”