SPDR offers both equity and fixed income ESG investments in its ETF range, allowing investors access to broad benchmarks while excluding issuers that derive significant revenue from certain controversial practices, industries or product lines and (for fixed income products), using best-in-class/positive screening in an effort to maximise ESG Scores.
SPDR ETFs offers a suite of broad equity exposures designed to reduce fossil fuel exposure, mitigate transition and physical risks, capture opportunities and evolve with the goals of the Paris Agreement. These funds aim to offer investors a cost-effective way to decarbonize the core of their equity portfolio.
Broad Equity ESG Investing
SPDR ETFs offers both US and European broad equity exposures which use ESG screens to exclude companies which are involved in controversial industries. These ETFs may provide a transparent, efficient and cost-effective way to create greener portfolios.
Fixed income ESG investing
SPDR offers a range of Fixed Income UCITS ETFs providing investors with access to corporate debt both investment grade and high yield and across maturities. These ETFs follow indices incorporating the SASB materiality map and seek to maximize the ESG score via a best-in-class/positive screening approach based on SSGA’s unique RFactor™ scores.
Smart Beta ESG investing
The Dividend Aristocrats ESG funds combine sustainability criteria with stable, quality dividends Investors can now access both quality income and an ESG overlay on Global, US and European exposures.
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1 State Street Global Advisors, February 2022, based on Morningstar data as of 31 January 2022.
2 State Street Global Advisors. Estimated and unaudited ESG AUM as of 31 December 2021 for client mandates in the following categories: negative/exclusionary screening, norms-based screening, best-in-class investment selection, and sustainability-themed investing, as defined by United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI) as:
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All forms of investments carry risks, including the risk of losing all of the invested amount. Such activities may not be suitable for everyone.
Bonds generally present less short-term risk and volatility than stocks, but contain interest rate risk (as interest rates raise, bond prices usually fall); issuer default risk; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. These effects are usually pronounced for longer-term securities. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to a substantial gain or loss.
International Government bonds and corporate bonds generally have more moderate short term price fluctuations than stocks, but provide lower potential long-term returns. Investing in foreign domiciled securities may involve risk of capital loss from unfavourable fluctuation in currency values, withholding taxes, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations.
Equity securities may fluctuate in value and can decline significantly in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.
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.
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