The first ESG tracker etf I’ve seen that does all of these things:
- reasonably global
- high ESG score
- available to the UK
- low cost at 0.2%
There are distributing versions in a variety of currencies incl GBP, and an Euro-denominated accumulation version. https://www.ishares.com/uk/individual/en/products/291392/ishares-msci-world-sri-ucits-etf-fund
How about it @Viktor?
I’m not going to say no to an ESG ETF, Rod!
We’ve done an initial assessment, and we’ve scheduled it to be added ASAP.
Actually, it’s priced in EUR, do you see a GBP version?
Thanks Viktor! I wrote SUSW out of habit - usually pick the accumulating ones.
The GBP hedged version is SGWS IE00BMZ17T93 and it costs a bit more 0.23%.
Any idea when we’ll see this @Viktor?
@jtm if we get SUSW it might be the GBP-denominated version of it, SGWS, which distributes income and costs 0.23% rather than 0.2%.
But I know that @viktor has a special place in his heart for ESG etfs, so hopefully it will happen
yeah it’s a shame there’s no accumulating version of the GBP, given I can’t buy fractions of it on freetrade, but fingers crossed! That plus a way to automate contributions and I’d move my passive ISA over in a heartbeat
Just tack the distributions on to your monthly contributions i suppose. Maybe not the most efficient but your not going to lose out at any significant level.
While we’re here btw, how about the new Blackrock iShares multi-asset ESG range? E.g. ESG Multi-Asset Growth Portfolio UCITS ETF Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) | iShares UK – BlackRock - for true set and forget, Vanguard lifestrategy style, for freetrade’s passive investors? It’s listed as an active fund in so far as the ESG tilting of the allocations, but would be a good option
Perhaps also put in a topic for it?
…and we’ve scheduled it to be added ASAP.
Six months later and still no sign of this ETF (in either GBP Hedged or USD form). It was also requested via the Google form back in Jan/Feb but that seems to be a black hole for requests.
Hello esg trackerfans: revisiting this post to add a link: a USD unhedged dividend-distributing version of this etf - SUWG - is on Freetrade iShares MSCI World SRI UCITS ETF (Dist) - SUWG (edit: the difference between SUWG and SUWS is same fund in GBP vs USD)