ESGL targets broad U.S. large-caps through the S&P 500 but screens through Sustainalyics’ proprietary scoring system that focuses on those with positive ESG attributes and employs a revenue-weighted methodology.
ESGF, on the other hand, takes a global approach. The ETF tries to outperform the MSCI All Country World Index with strong ESG practices and re-weights companies based on revenue earned. MSCI ESG Research utilizes a proprietary ESG scoring system and screens companies based on Sharpe Ratio, a measure of risk-adjusted performance.
ESG investments try to deliver returns while monitoring the long-term impact of a company’s business practices on society, the environment and performance of the business.
Along with the ESG weights to potentially enhance returns and limit risks, OppenheimerFunds ETFs also implement a revenue-weighting methodology that could provide diversified exposure to the market, is not influenced by stock price, reflects a truer indication of a company’s value and offers stable sector exposure.
For more information on ESG-related strategies, visit our socially responsible ETFs category.