Investors who are interested in socially responsible investments have a number of options to choose from. For example, the Nuveen ESG U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: NUBD) helps fixed-income investors pair their bond investment needs with environmental, social and governance, or ESG, principles.
Investors can also fill out their equity portfolio with U.S. ESG-related ETFs, such as the Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Value ETF (BATS: NULV), Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF (BATS: NULG), Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Value ETF (BATS: NUMV), Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF (BATS: NUMG) and Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF (BATS: NUSC), which screen companies of various market capitalization and asset categories for environmental, social and governance principles.
Lastly, the Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF (BATS: NUDM) and Nuveen ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF (BATS: NUEM) also align investors’ international equity investments with their values.
At Nuveen, the money manager employs a number of other ESG criteria to better target companies that exhibit socially responsible characteristics. For example, Nuveen employs an ESG rating to capture an issuer’s performance on key ESG risks relative to peers, a controversy score that captures an issuer’s exposure and response to event-driven controversies, a controversial business investment component that captures an issuer’s activity in industries that may cause significant social harm, and a low-carbon criteria that captures the carbon intensity of an issuer based on involvement in certain industries.
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