Alternative Investments/ESG: VanEck Launches Thematic ETF Focusing On The Circular Economy

The new ETF will invest in companies promoting the efficient use of resources.

VanEck Asset Management has launched the VanEck Circular Economy UCITS ETF (REUS), a thematic ETF focusing on the circular economy that keeps materials, products, and services in circulation for as long possible. The ETF is listed on the London Stock Exchange. (ETF Stream)

The ETF will look at

  •   Companies at the forefront of sustainable production and enabling services
  •   Global spotlight on environmental impact of human consumption
  •   Pure play exposure to companies contributing to the advancement of circular economy

VanEck Circular Economy UCITS ETF (REUS)

The new ETF tracks the MVIS Global Circular Economy ESG index of 30 companies deriving at least 50% of their revenues from activities related to water purification and treatment, energy production from waste and biofuels, waste management and metal recycling, or products made from recycled or repurposed materials.

It excludes companies in violation of social norms, as well as those selling controversial weapons and surpassing certain revenue thresholds for civilian firearms and tobacco.

It has a total expense ratio of 0.40%.


Martijn Rozemuller, CEO of VanEck Europe, commented: “Our planet’s resources are becoming increasingly stretched and the world is struggling with the waste generated by single-use products.

“By offering this ETF, we are responding to the current high level of interest in issues related to sustainable production and the environmental impact of our consumption.”

Kamil Sudiyarov, product manager, Europe, at VanEck, added: “The circular economy not only benefits the environment, it also offers economic opportunities.

“For example, recycling paper provides energy savings of up to 40% compared to producing paper from raw pulp.”

Related Story: VanEck Launches “Green Infrastructure” Equity ETF

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