Alternative Investments/ESG: Dimensional Has Four Sustainable ETFs On The Anvil

The firm has filed a preliminary registration statement for the new ETFs.

Dimensional Fund Advisors is planning to launch a suite of four new sustainable ETFs offering exposures to the US, International, Emerging and Fixed Income markets, with a focus on lower emissions. Currently listed Dimensional ETFs aggregate AUM of about US$48 billion across 20 funds. (ETF Express)

Dimensional has filed for the following proposed ETFs:

  • Dimensional US Sustainability Core 1 ETF
  • Dimensional International Sustainability Core 1 ETF
  • Dimensional Emerging Markets Sustainability Core 1 ETF
  • Dimensional Global Sustainability Fixed Income ETF


“Our teams have conducted extensive research into ESG considerations and developed a measurable approach to systematically integrating sustainability data into our portfolios,” says Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer Gerard O’Reilly. “Our approach applies what we believe is the best available data to help investors incorporate their sustainability values in portfolios without sacrificing sound investment principles.”

Accordingly, Dimensional’s strategies are designed to target measurable sustainability goals while seeking broad diversification, efficient cost management, and higher expected returns.

Dimensional is dedicated to providing financial professionals with high-quality solutions to meet investors’ needs and align with their values, including growing interest in sustainability,” says Co-CEO Dave Butler. “The new ETFs build on Dimensional’s experience in managing sustainability strategies in mutual funds and separate accounts over the past decade.”

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