The best Climate Change ETFs

How to invest in climate-friendly companies using ETFs

0.07% p.a. - 0.65% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of climate change ETFs
on climate-friendly companies, which are tracked by ETFs
on climate-friendly companies
 
The best indices for climate change ETFs

How do I invest in climate-friendly stocks?

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change and, before that, the Kyoto Protocol were important steps to avoid climate change. The agreement states that the global temperature should not rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. To achieve this aim, the use of fossil fuels has to be severely restricted and all other resources must be managed sustainably. This is also a responsibility of companies.

Index providers can evaluate how well companies are doing in this respect. Accordingly, companies with a favourable ecological footprint are given greater weights in climate-friendly indices. Usually, these indices are less strict than many other sustainable indices, in which the index providers also take social and governance criteria into account. Nevertheless, climate change indices and ETFs are in great demand as investments by major investors such as sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies or pension funds.

This investment guide on climate change will help you to select the best ETFs tracking climate-friendly indices. Currently, there are 41 indices which are tracked by ETFs.
 

MSCI World Climate Change CTB Select performance

1 month: -8.60%
1 year: 16.03%
3 years: 58.64%
 

Climate Change ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a climate change ETF one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all climate change ETFs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all climate change ETFs in detail
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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2195226068 1,384 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL573 1,048 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETFLU1377382368 910 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1602144229 737 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL557 361 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL581 340 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL540 328 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P 500 Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198883410 276 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL565 218 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI China ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU1953188833 215 0.45% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P World Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198882362 208 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C)LU2182388400 173 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
HSBC MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETFIE00BP2C1V62 157 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR EURFR0014003FW1 149 0.25% p.a. Distributing France Full replication
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETFDE000ETFL318 139 0.25% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (JPY) A-accIE00BN4Q0X77 125 0.16% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETFIE00BMDPBZ72 93 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETFIE00BNC1F287 46 0.65% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BNC0M913 41 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc)IE00BMDWYZ92 37 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF USD AccIE00BP2C1S34 31 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4PXC48 30 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Europe Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU2198884491 19 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETFIE00BMDPBY65 19 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BNC0M350 15 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q0P93 14 0.22% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (JPY) A-accIE00BNC0MD55 14 0.17% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF EUR AccIE00BP2C0316 14 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BNC0M681 14 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BN4Q0L55 14 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETFIE00BLRPRR04 12 0.55% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBM76 12 0.29% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q0370 12 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Emerging Markets Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q1675 9 0.23% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-accIE00BN4Q0933 9 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETFIE000UU299V4 8 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BN4Q0602 5 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBG17 5 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
FlexShares Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBH24 4 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
FlexShares Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETFIE00BMYDBN83 4 0.31% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAB UCITS ETF AccLU2194449075 3 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Eurozone PAB UCITS ETF Cap EURLU2194448267 1 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Invesco MSCI Europe ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF AccIE000TI21P14 - 0.16% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI Japan ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF AccIE000I8IKC59 - 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI USA ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF AccIE000RLUE8E9 - 0.09% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI World ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF AccIE000V93BNU0 - 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication

Source: justETF.com; As of 26.01.22

 

Return comparison of all climate change ETFs

The table shows the returns of all climate change ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 4.52% 13.35% 18.03% 42.13% -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P 500 Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 4.50% 13.27% 17.94% 41.85% -
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.69% 14.82% 18.62% 40.41% -
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 3.02% 12.00% 15.21% 34.33% -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P World Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 4.44% 10.38% 14.51% 34.10% -
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc) 5.40% 11.89% 14.07% 33.94% -
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C) 4.04% 11.41% 14.83% 32.95% -
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C) 2.66% 10.91% 14.00% 32.15% 87.41%
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 5.61% 8.85% 9.67% 25.64% -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Europe Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 4.89% 7.86% 9.19% 25.51% -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 4.20% 4.60% 6.23% 25.23% -
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 4.58% 6.96% 7.92% 24.81% -
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF 5.09% 7.80% 7.77% 23.94% -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETF 6.14% 8.96% 7.90% 22.38% 56.12%
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF -2.26% 5.26% 3.01% 15.96% -
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 2.90% 2.09% -0.92% 9.62% -
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF 1.21% -2.23% 4.64% 9.16% 29.02%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI China ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -3.65% -3.74% -16.90% -11.22% -
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR EUR 3.73% - - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Eurozone PAB UCITS ETF Cap EUR 5.11% 7.03% - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAB UCITS ETF Acc 3.73% 13.70% 15.91% - -
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF 6.30% 12.90% 14.44% - -
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF 5.68% 11.20% 12.53% - -
FlexShares Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF 3.71% 2.40% - - -
FlexShares Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF 4.69% 2.92% - - -
HSBC MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF EUR Acc 4.71% 8.61% - - -
HSBC MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF 1.38% - - - -
HSBC MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF USD Acc 3.06% 12.95% - - -
HSBC MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF 3.94% 10.75% - - -
Invesco MSCI Europe ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Invesco MSCI Japan ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Invesco MSCI USA ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Invesco MSCI World ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF 1.55% 8.77% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 3.81% 9.33% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Emerging Markets Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 1.98% 1.62% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc 4.20% 6.47% 7.64% - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc 4.79% 5.94% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc 4.70% 8.66% 10.05% - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc 5.40% 7.86% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc 1.12% -2.23% 4.17% - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc 1.72% -1.16% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 3.03% 12.92% 17.06% - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 4.05% 12.95% - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 3.99% 10.78% 14.30% - -
UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 5.29% 10.81% 13.55% - -
ETF   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF - 42.13% - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P 500 Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc - 41.85% - - -
Deka MSCI USA Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF - 40.41% - - -
Deka MSCI World Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF - 34.33% - - -
JPMorgan Carbon Transition Global Equity UCITS ETF USD (acc) - 33.94% - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P World Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc - 34.10% - - -
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR - USD (C) - 32.95% - - -
Amundi Index MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF DR EUR (C) - 32.15% 8.01% 31.30% -2.63%
Deka MSCI Europe Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF - 25.64% - - -
Deka MSCI EMU Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF - 24.81% - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Europe Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc - 25.51% - - -
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc - 25.23% - - -
Franklin STOXX Europe 600 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF - 23.94% - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Europe UCITS ETF - 22.38% -1.08% 28.97% -7.60%
HANetf iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF - 15.96% - - -
Deka MSCI Germany Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF - 9.62% - - -
Deka MSCI Japan Climate Change ESG UCITS ETF - 9.16% -0.53% 18.82% -11.73%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI China ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis - -11.22% 19.46% - -
Amundi MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned PAB UCITS ETF DR EUR - - - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Eurozone PAB UCITS ETF Cap EUR - - - - -
BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAB UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
FlexShares Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
FlexShares Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF - - - - -
HSBC MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF EUR Acc - - - - -
HSBC MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF - - - - -
HSBC MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF USD Acc - - - - -
HSBC MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF - - - - -
Invesco MSCI Europe ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Invesco MSCI Japan ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Invesco MSCI USA ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Invesco MSCI World ESG Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF Acc - - - - -
Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI ACWI Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Emerging Markets Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI EMU ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Europe ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (EUR) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA ESG Universal Low Carbon Select UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -
UBS ETF (IE) UBS Climate Aware Global Developed Equity CTB UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.12.21; Calculations in EUR including dividends