Six UN Sustainable Development Goals unsupported by any ETFs

Poverty elimination and reduced inequalities ignored

James Baxter-Derrington
The UN headquarters with the SDGs. Photo: Cia Pak/UN Photo/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The UN headquarters with the SDGs. Photo: Cia Pak/UN Photo/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Six of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are unaddressed by the passive funds industry, with no ETFs available for investors seeking to support those goals, according to research from TrackInsight.

The ESG Observatory, which has been developed by TrackInsight and Conser with support from the SDG Investors Partnership, has revealed that no ETF product has direct alignment with SDG 1, 3, 10, 15, 16 and 17. The missing SDGs cover poverty elimination, good health and wellbeing, reduced inequalities, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions, and a global partnership for sustainable development. Five funds to mark five years of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals A further seven are served by fewer than five ETFs, while only two (SDG 7 and 13) have assets ...

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