ESG & Responsible Investing

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Xetra launch for iShares European companies ETF with high ESG rating and currency hedge

Xetra launch for iShares European companies ETF with high ESG rating and currency hedge

The iShares MSCI Europe SRI UCITS ETF EUR Hedged (Dist), launched on Xetra, is designed to allow investors to participate in the performance of large and medium-sized companies from 15 European industries that have a comparatively high ESG rating within their sector, are not involved in the extraction or production of fossil fuels and do not own fossil reserves. 

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iClima launches two US-listed ‘do more good’ for the environment ETFs

iClima launches two US-listed ‘do more good’ for the environment ETFs

iClima, a female-led, green fintech firm focused on redefining climate change investments, has announced the launch of its first set of US-listed ETFs today: the iClima Global Decarbonization Transition Leaders ETF (NYSE: CLMA) and the iClima Distributed Renewable Energy Transition Leaders ETF (NYSE: SHFT). Both ETFs provide investors with exposure to the next generation of companies leading the fight against climate change.

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Sage Advisory’s 2021 Stewardship Survey finds improved voting practices among ETF sponsors

Sage Advisory’s 2021 Stewardship Survey finds improved voting practices among ETF sponsors

Sage Advisory Services has released its fourth annual Sage ETF Stewardship Survey, revealing that, among large and small ETF providers, close to 90 per cent of respondents received the highest possible score in the newly added section focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This is the first year the stewardship report, which examines how ETF sponsors perform their fiduciary duties on behalf of ETF investors, has been broadly released.