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Investing in Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ETF

SPDR has two equity ESG ETFs that follow a transparent exclusion strategy.

Both ETFs aim to eliminate exposure to controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal, and companies that do not comply with United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles. In addition, the SPDR S&P 500 ESG Screened UCITS ETF aims to exclude civilian firearms. Each ETF includes an innovative ‘Fast Exit’ feature to react quickly to breaking ESG controversies.  

State Street Global Advisors’ Approach to ESG

Our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. Our capabilities in ESG investing are core to helping us achieve this mission.

Fearless Girl ignited a global conversation about the power of women in leadership and inspired companies around the world to add women to their boards. This is one example of the Asset Stewardship we undertake to make a measurable difference around the globe.

State Street Global Advisors is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing.

A Committed Leader

ESG Leadership

30 Yrs

Assets Managed 1

$359 BN

First ESG Mandate


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1State street Global Advisors as of December 31st, 2019. In addition, State Street Global Advisors manages $59 billion in ESG integration (implementing no other ESG investment styles) for investment teams that include ESG factors in investment analysis to drive alpha. In addition, the Asset stewardship team engaged with companies representing approximately 72% of SSGA’s AUM in equity.