BlackRock Expands and Enhances iShares Sustainable ETF Product Line
Will Launch New Fossil Fuel-Screened ETFs
Enhances and Renames Suite of Core ESG ETFs
Client demand for sustainable investment solutions is growing exponentially, as investors increasingly recognize the impact of climate change and other sustainability risks on their portfolios. The
“Sustainable investing has reached an inflection point as investors better understand the increasing impact that ESG-related risks have on asset pricing, and account for these risks in their portfolios,” said
Plans to Launch Fossil Fuel Screened ETFs
iShares plans to debut three fossil fuel screened ETFs under a new ‘Advanced’ product range that seek to track indices with extensive screens, including palm oil, for-profit prisons, controversial weapons, and increased controversy score requirements.1 These proposed funds will apply the most screens of any iShares ESG ETFs in the U.S. and will offer exposure to U.S., developed and emerging markets companies.
“Our clients’ growing preference for investing in top ESG companies is quickly driving an evolution in fund design and index construction,” said
Enhancing and Renaming Core ESG ETFs as
iShares is rebranding its Sustainable Core ETFs as ‘Aware’. Aware ETFs seek to track indices that include companies that exhibit favorable ESG characteristics and are then optimized to offer a similar risk and return profile to broad market indices. The Aware range was introduced in
As a further enhancement to our iShares ESG Aware equity funds,
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iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 900+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and
1 The specific exclusion criteria, such as revenue thresholds, vary by screen.
2 Based on
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