Why ESG now?

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ESG EMEA ETFs have had a strong 2020 so far, capturing $16bn of inflows and seeing AUM increase by 57%.1

As investors begin to consider recovery strategies, now could be a good time to switch your current exposures to those that incorporate ESG criteria.

However, as investors consider incorporating ESG ETFs into their portfolios, here are the main challenges they’ve shared with us: 

Is ESG more than just marketing hype?
Across EMEA, ESG ETFs have seen positive inflows every month since January 2017. In fact, they have captured 33% of the net new assets into ETFs, so far this year.2
Understand the strategies

Does ESG investing sacrifice performance?
The decade old perception that an investor must be willing to sacrifice performance to adhere to their ethical principles appears to be changing. Studies now show a possible link between a company’s ESG and financial performances. 
Read the evidence

How can investors capture ESG effectively?​
There are around 300 ESG products out there. ETFs offer a clear methodology for capturing ESG.  
Explore your options

Learn how ESG ETFs are addressing investor challenges

Why Invesco for ESG?

ESG investing is a fundamental commitment at Invesco. We believe that ESG aspects can have an impact on sustainable value creation as well as risk management, and that companies with ESG momentum may present investment opportunities. We integrate ESG risk and opportunity factors into investment decisions, differentiated by asset classes and decentralized by local investment centres.

Invesco are highly qualified to facilitate our clients’ ESG investing journey amid the evolving regulatory requirements and market landscapes:

30 years’ experience in ESG strategies


1,000 meetings with investee companies on ESG - an increase of 43% over the prior one-year period*

82% of times, the investee company reached out to us directly*

*Shareholder engagement for the period 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 Source: Invesco.

Learn more about Invesco's ESG strategy


Discover our ESG ETFs:

Invesco MSCI ESG Universal Screened UCITS ETFs  

Designed to be core equity holdings, with key exclusions and similar characteristics to parent MSCI USA, Europe or World indices

Invesco Quantitative Strategies ESG Global Equity Multi-Factor UCITS ETF 

Active management aiming to maximise exposure to Quality, Value and Momentum factors

Invesco S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF 
Similar risk-return profile as S&P 500, but with improved ESG profile and focus on industry leaders 
Invesco GBP Corporate Bond ESG UCITS ETF Dist 
The first GBP corporate bond ETF in Europe with ESG factors, combining key exclusions and a focus on industry leaders



Source: Bloomberg, as at 31 July 2020
2 Source: Bloomberg, as at 31 July 2020


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Investment risks


The value of investments, and any income from them, will fluctuate. This may partly be the result of changes in exchange rates. Investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Invesco GBP Corporate Bond ESG UCITS ETF Dist

Debt instruments are exposed to credit risk which relates to the ability of the borrower to repay the interest and capital on the redemption date.

Changes in interest rates will result in fluctuations in the value of the fund.

The fund invests in securities based on their ESG exposures. This may affect the Fund’s exposure, limit investment opportunities and cause the fund to underperform funds not seeking investments based on ESG ratings.

Invesco S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF

This fund enters into transactions which expose it to the risk of bankruptcy, or other types of default, by the counterparties to those transactions.

This fund enters into swap agreements which provide the performance of the Reference Index.  These imply a range of risks including the possibility of an adjustment to, or even the early termination of, the swap agreement.

The fund invests in securities based on their ESG exposures. This may affect the Fund’s exposure, limit investment opportunities and cause the fund to underperform funds not seeking investments based on ESG ratings.

The value of equities and equity-related securities can be affected by a number of factors including the activities and results of the issuer and general and regional economic and market conditions. This may result in fluctuations in the value of the Fund.

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