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Previous Close32.48
YTD Return-1.24%
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
CategoryLarge Blend
Last Cap Gain0.00
Morningstar Rating★★★★★
Morningstar Risk RatingAverage
Sustainability RatingN/A
Net Assets7.88B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.02
Yield1.55%
5y Average ReturnN/A
Holdings Turnover11.00%
Last Dividend0.00
Average for CategoryN/A
Inception DateFeb 07, 2019
  • 15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors
    Kiplinger

    15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors

    So-called responsible investing can take many forms - as many forms as there are values to stand behind. Are you concerned about reducing fossil fuels? What about promoting women in the workplace? Whether you care about those issues or others, there's likely an ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) fund for you.You're not alone, either. Investors' hunger for ESG funds and stocks is growing at a rapid clip. According to Deloitte, the percentage of investors who applied ESG principles to at least a quarter of their portfolios grew from 48% in 2017 to 75% in 2019.There are two main approaches to responsible investing: negative screening and positive screening. In the former, you try to avoid the bad by excluding companies whose values you disagree with; the "sin" industries of tobacco, gambling and guns are frequently separated from the herd. This is how socially responsible investing (SRI) got its start, and it's still a common approach.Positive screening tries to maximize exposure to companies doing good. This is primarily the realm of ESG funds, which aim to hold stocks with good environmental, social and governance practices. The theory is that ESG-friendly companies won't just make you feel better - they'll perform better, too, thanks to benefits such as cost savings from energy efficiency or better management driven by more diverse leadership.Here are 15 of the best ESG funds for investors looking to put their money where their values are. Most of these picks, which include mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) alike, use a combination of SRI exclusion and ESG inclusion. And they cover the gamut, from global large-cap stocks to small American companies to even bonds that are backed by ESG-friendly companies.In other words: There's something for just about every need. SEE ALSO: The 30 Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans