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VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF ESGI

Fund description: ESGI gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of sustainable international companies listed on exchanges in developed markets around the world (ex Australia). ESGI aims to provide investment returns before fees and other costs which track the performance of the Index.

Index description:  The MSCI World ex Australia ex Fossil Fuel Select SRI and Low Carbon Capped Index aims to represent the performance of a diversified portfolio of international companies that have high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance by: 

  1. Excluding companies that own any fossil fuel reserves or derive revenue from mining thermal coal or from oil and gas related activities; 
  2. Excluding companies whose business activities are not socially responsible investments (SRI); 
  3. Targeting ESG leaders in each sector; and 
  4. Excluding high carbon emitters.

 

Management style: Replication

Country of domicile: Australia

 as at 26-Nov-20

  • Exchange

    ASX
  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • Bloomberg index code

    NA716517
  • Index provider

    MSCI Inc.
  • NAV1

    $25.28
  • Units outstanding1

    2,101,779
  • Net assets1

    $53.1M
  • Number of holdings1

    177
  • Inception date2

    06-Mar-18
  • ASX commencement

    08-Mar-18
1As of the close of the previous trading day.
2The date the ETF was seeded prior to quotation on ASX.

The NAV is generally calculated daily after all markets are closed for that day based on the closing price of the securities on the relevant foreign stock exchange. The NAV is then converted to AUD based on the relevant London WM Reuters 4pm exchange rate. This means, due to Australia's time zone, that the NAV will generally not be updated until around 3pm next business day.

as at 26-Nov-20

The Certification Symbol signifies that a product or service offers an investment style that takes into account environmental, social, governance or ethical considerations. The Symbol also signifies that VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF (ESGI) adheres to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program for the category of Product Provider. The Certification Symbol is a Registered Trade Mark of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Detailed information about RIAA, the Symbol and ESGI's methodology, performance and stock holdings can be found at www.responsiblereturns.com.au, together with details about other responsible investment products certified by RIAA.

The Responsible Investment Certification Program does not constitute financial product advice. Neither the Certification Symbol nor RIAA recommends to any person that any financial product is a suitable investment or that returns are guaranteed. Appropriate professional advice should be sought prior to making an investment decision. RIAA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.

Key benefits

International equity portfolio incorporating investor values and beliefs
True-to-label International Sustainable equity ETF encompassing both values-based and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing
 
A focus on ethical standards and low carbon impact
Screening for fossil fuels, human rights controversies and socially responsible investments (SRI) combined with ESG leadership and low carbon impact

    
State-of-the-art ESG leadership approach
Leveraging MSCI's leadership, resources and its ESG and carbon emission data metrics   

Trading information

  • ASX code

    ESGI
  • IRESS code

    ESGI.AXW
  • Units outstanding

    2,101,779
  • ISIN

    AU0000001356

Fees and other costs  

  • Management costs p.a.

    0.55%

Key risks

An investment in the ETF carries risks associated with: ASX trading time differences, financial markets generally, individual company management, industry sectors, foreign currency, country or sector concentration, political, regulatory and tax risks, fund operations and tracking an index. See the PDS for details.

Prices as at  26-Nov-20

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ESGI $25.28
$25.47
8,457
24,567
$-0.03 / -0.11%
$0.02 / +0.08%
+5.67%
+5.64%
$0.19
+0.74%

Performance history (%) View all ETFs » View all indices »

1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. ETF Inception p.a.
Price return -1.72 0.05 1.70 0.54 -- -- -- 6.72
Income return 0.00 0.00 1.63 1.61 -- -- -- 1.53
Total return -1.72 0.05 3.33 2.15 -- -- -- 8.25
Index (NA716517) -1.64 0.18 3.56 2.51 7.59 7.30 -- 8.65
1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths 1 Yr 3 Yrs p.a. 5 Yrs p.a. 10 Yrs p.a. ETF Inception p.a.
Price return 0.71 1.57 4.33 4.18 -- -- -- 7.68
Income return 0.00 0.00 1.67 1.67 -- -- -- 1.59
Total return 0.71 1.57 6.00 5.85 -- -- -- 9.27
Index (NA716517) 0.73 1.66 6.19 6.18 9.63 9.02 -- 9.65

Top ten holdings (%) View all daily holdings » as at 31-Oct-20

No. of holdings: 179
Security name
Ticker
No. of securities held Market value % of Fund net
assets
HOME DEPOT INC/THE
HD US
5,982 2,271,924 5.04
MICROSOFT CORP
MSFT US
7,844 2,261,551 5.01
AMGEN INC
AMGN US
4,843 1,496,106 3.32
NOVO NORDISK A/S
NOVOB DC
14,178 1,296,850 2.88
SONY CORP
6758 JP
10,383 1,226,784 2.72
BLACKROCK INC
BLK US
1,255 1,070,856 2.37
SIEMENS AG
SIE GR
6,299 1,052,153 2.33
L'OREAL SA
OR FP
2,072 954,429 2.12
ALLIANZ SE
ALV GR
3,435 860,705 1.91
GILEAD SCIENCES INC
GILD US
10,328 855,213 1.90
Top ten total (%) 29.60
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security.

Country weightings (%) as at 31-Oct-20

  • Country

    Weightings (%)
  • United States

    35.9
  • Japan

    12.6
  • France

    9.5
  • Germany

    8.9
  • United Kingdom

    7.4
  • Denmark

    5.0
  • Switzerland

    4.7
  • Sweden

    3.7
  • Netherlands

    3.1
  • Canada

    1.9
  • China

    1.8
  • Spain

    1.4
  • Italy

    1.0
  • Singapore

    0.9
  • Belgium

    0.7
  • New Zealand

    0.5
  • Norway

    0.5
  • Finland

    0.3
  • Austria

    0.2
  • Luxembourg

    0.1
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    100.2

Sector weightings (%) as at 31-Oct-20

  • Sector

    Weightings (%)
  • Health Care

    20.9
  • Financials

    18.6
  • Consumer Discretionary

    15.2
  • Industrials

    14.0
  • Communication Services

    11.1
  • Consumer Staples

    7.5
  • Information Technology

    5.0
  • Materials

    3.7
  • Real Estate

    3.2
  • Utilities

    0.7
  • Other/Cash

    0.1
  • Total

    100.0