Alternative Investments/ESG: CIRCA5000 To Launch Five Sustainability-Focused UCITS ETFs

The maiden ETFs from CIRCA5000 offer portfolio coverage of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

CIRCA5000 has announced its plans to launch a range of ETFs that focus on making a positive impact, becoming the first to offer portfolio coverage of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The five ETFs cover green energy and technology, sustainable food and biodiversity, clean water and waste, social and economic empowerment, and health and wellbeing.

The ETFs are set to launch in Summer 2023 with a fee of 0.49%. The firm’s strategy is impact investing with a core focus on generating positive social and environmental benefits alongside long-term financial returns. (Investment Week)

The ETFs each have specific goals as follows:

  • CIRCA5000 Green Energy & Technology UCITS ETF – Eliminate the 51 billion tonnes of CO2e emitted into the atmosphere each year.
  • CIRCA5000 Sustainable Food & Biodiversity UCITS ETF – Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity through sustainable production techniques and technologies.
  • CIRCA5000 Clean Water & Waste UCITS ETF – Improve access to water globally and facilitate safe and effective waste management.
  • CIRCA5000 Social & Economic Empowerment UCITS ETF – Create equal social and economic opportunities for all subsets of society whilst progressing human development.
  • CIRCA5000 Health & Wellbeing UCITS ETF – Ensure the world’s population has access to the basic goods and services required to live a healthful life.

CIRCA5000 is a B Corp status investment specialist that launched in 2019 and is using thematic screening and impact analysis in partnership with impak Analytics and BITA.

It has about 150,000 customers on its direct-to-consumer platform.

Related Story: Invesco Launches ESG-Focused Global Sector ETFs

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