I used to write about ETFs that track „socially responsible” companies. Currently, more and more similar instruments are being created, among which the most popular are funds replicating the behavior of ESG indexes. Now it’s worth asking a question, what does ESG mean? E stands for ecology, so only companies that care about the environment can be included in this index. S stands for „socially responsible” – only companies that respect employees’ rights and support local communities can be included in the index. G stands for „corporate governance” In terms of analysis, the following factors remain as follows: The structure of the company’s board, respecting shareholders’ rights, respecting information obligations towards all shareholders, decision-making independence and managerial skills.
The growing demand for this ETF was answered by Nuveen, which released five such instruments: NuShares ESG Large-Cap Value ETF (BATS: NULV), NuShares ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF (BATS: NULG), NuShares ESG Mid-Cap Value ETF (BATS: NUMV), NuShares ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF (BATS: NUMG) and NuShares ESG Small-Cap ETF (BATS: NUSC).
If you find these conceptions important, it might be wise considering including one of these ETFs in your portfolio. Now, I encourage you to take a look at the table presenting performance of five Nuveen’s ETFs.
Source: Capital Lab