Today, issues like climate change, information security and gender diversity are placing a spotlight on the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.
For investors who want to align their values with their investment strategies, the SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 ESG Fund (Ticker: E200) – with management costs of just 13 basis points – is a sustainable alternative to the S&P/ASX 200 Index.
Adopting a best-in-class1 and exclusionary screening ESG approach, E200 provides investors an opportunity to tap into the benefits of ESG investing at the core of their portfolio, while achieving a risk and return profile comparable to the S&P/ASX 200 Index.
Socially Responsible Investing
A sustainable alternative to Australia’s flagship benchmark – the S&P/ASX 200 Index.
Core Building Block
Access improved ESG characteristics while achieving a
risk and return profile comparable to the S&P/ASX 200 Index.
Best-in-Class1 ESG Approach
Focused on Australian companies with strong ESG characteristics, while also removing companies interacting with tobacco and controversial weapons, and companies that generate 5% or more of their revenue from thermal coal.
The S&P DJI Scores are recognised as one of the most advanced ESG scoring methodologies, drawing upon 20 years of experience analysing sustainability’s impact on a company’s long-term value creation.
Earn potential quarterly dividend income, with franking credits.
The SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 ESG Fund provides a cost effective solution that helps put socially responsible investing into action. See how it’s constructed.
With crisis sparking a collective demand for change, it’s time for ESG investing to move from a check-the-box component of investment portfolios to a must-have for all portfolios.
Creating the world's first ETFs3 was just the beginning. From Core Equities and Smart Beta to Fixed Income, we relentlessly pursue new ways to provide solutions to investors’ most complex investment challenges.
1 “Best-in-class” is an industry term referring to an investment approach that selects companies with high ESG scores relative to their industry/sector peers.
2 Frequently trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs.
3 ETFs managed by State Street Global Advisors have the oldest inception dates within the US, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore. State Street Global Advisors launched the first ETF in the US on January 22, 1993; launched the first ETF in Hong Kong on November 11, 1999; launched the first ETF in Australia on August 24, 2001; and launched the first ETF in Singapore on April 11, 2002.
4 Source: Bloomberg Financial L.P., as at 30 June 2021. All figures are in USD.
The returns on a portfolio of securities which exclude companies that do not meet the portfolio's specified ESG criteria may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities which include such companies. A portfolio's ESG criteria may result in the portfolio investing in industry sectors or securities which underperform the market as a whole.