ESG

Fund Description
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the STOXX US ESG Impact Index (Underlying Index). The STOXX ESG Impact Indices offer a broad market exposure that is tilted towards companies that score better with respect to a small set of environmental, social, and governance KPIs. Companies are selected and weighted by the following KPIs: CDP emission/energy reduction target, percentage of women on the board, percentage of independent directors, policy against child labor, golden parachute agreement. In addition coal miners, violators of United Nations Global Compact principles, and companies involved with controversial weapons are excluded. KPI standardization by industry and country capping reduce unwanted systematic active exposures.
Fund Profile
Fund Name FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund
Fund Exchange Ticker ESG
Fund Sponsor Flexshares (Northern Trust)
Fund ISIN US33939L6965
Net Expense Ratio 0.32 %
Fund Inception Date 13 July 2016
Fund Legal Structure ETF (Open end fund)
Exchange BATS
Listing Country Code US
Fund Investment Objective
ETF Type Specific US Equities - Factor & Thematic
Asset Class Equities (Stocks)
Index Linked Passive
Index Name STOXX US ESG Impact Index
Index Provider Stoxx
Currency Hedged No
Inverse / Leveraged Not Applicable
Developed / Emerging Developed Market Funds
Market Capitalization Range Broad Market / Multi-Cap
Growth Value Core / Blend
Continent North America
Key Statistics
Return As of Date 22 March 2019
Asset Under Management 41.44 Million (USD)
1 Month Total Return 1.63 %
Year To Date Return 12.16 %
1 Year Total Return 4.63 %
3 Year Annualized Total Return
NAV 66.31
Share Outstanding 625,001
Top 10 Holdings (22 March 2019)
Constituent Name Constituent Ticker Constituent Type Weighting
APPLE INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.00001 AAPL EQUI 0.0538070000
AMAZON.COM INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.01 AMZN EQUI 0.0516480000
MICROSOFT CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.00000625 MSFT EQUI 0.0513980000
ALPHABET INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001 GOOG EQUI 0.0270150000
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO COMMON STOCK USD 1 JPM EQUI 0.0235040000
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PG EQUI 0.0179180000
INTEL CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.001 INTC EQUI 0.0178710000
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZ EQUI 0.0175910000
BANK OF AMERICA CORP COMMON STOCK USD 0.01 BAC EQUI 0.0170300000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC COMMON STOCK USD 0.001 CSCO EQUI 0.0167700000