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|Day's Range||29.36 - 29.81|
|52 Week Range||26.51 - 33.09|
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|Expense Ratio (net)||0.40%|
Investing based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles is a theme garnering increased attention, but in the U.S., the 50 or so ESG ETFs have just over $6 billion in combined assets under ...
The development of environmental, social and governance data disclosures from corporations has helped fuel the expansion of the ESG investment theme. As more investors look to socially responsible investments, ESG-focused exchange traded funds may also attract greater attention. "Asset management firms with an eye toward the future are increasingly recognizing the sustainable investing trend, grappling with its complexities, and determining how and where to implement it in portfolios," OppenheimerFunds' Aniket Shah and Sharon French said in a research note.
ETFs that track environmental, social and governance principles help people invest in what they believe in without sacrificing returns. "We believe good environmental, social, and governance practices can be additive to performance," George R. Evans, Chief Investment Officer, Equities, Portfolio Manager, OppenheimerFunds, said in a note. In the upcoming Disruptive ETF Virtual Summit, an online virtual conference hosted by ETF Trends on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, OppenheimerFunds will cover the topic of ESG or environmental, social and governance investing that targets investors who are guided by various principles and seek out companies that strive to do social good.
Socially responsible ETF strategies that try to capture environmental, social and governance principles can help investors diversify and enhance their portfolios in a meaningful way while leaving a positive impact on the world. In the upcoming Disruptive ETF Virtual Summit, an online virtual conference hosted by ETF Trends on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, OppenheimerFunds will cover the topic of ESG or environmental, social and governance investing that targets investors who are guided by various principles and seek out companies that strive to do social good. ESG investments have already gained wider popularity in Europe, with much of the demand coming out of institutions.
ETFs that capture environmental, social and governance, or ESG, principles can help people capture socially responsible investments, allowing investors to enhance their portfolios in a meaningful way that can positively impact the world. "There are areas, however, where you can invest in companies that are very profitable and making a positive social difference," Heidi Heikenfeld, a portfolio manager at OppenheimerFunds, said in a note. For example, Heikenfeld pointed out that in healthcare, there are companies improving access to medical care for local populations by creating cheaper replicas of therapies that treat diseases like breast cancer.
More investors are examining socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies, including funds adhering to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing principles. Data suggest an increasing amount of market participants are mulling ESG investing. Just a few years ago, barely more than a third of investors considered ESG investing, but today, that number is close to half and it is even higher among the coveted millennial category.
As the investment community grows and matures, more investors are beginning to branch out from traditional strategies and look into alternative options like exchange traded funds that track environmental, ...