Vanguard launches ESG corporate bond ETF

Vanguard ETF corporate bond fundVanguard has launched a corporate bond ETF designed to be a “core building block” for ESG portfolios.

The Vanguard ESG Global Corporate Bond Ucits ETF screens out bonds associated with non-ESG areas, such as non-renewable energy and vice products.

The benchmark that the product tracks is the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Corporate Float-Adjusted Liquid Bond Screened Index and the ongoing charges figure for the ETF is 0.15%.

Fong Yee Chan, head of ESG strategy, UK and Europe, said Vanguard was working to deliver long-term ESG strategies and that the latest ETF helped investors mitigate ESG risk or avoid companies that don’t align with their values.

Vanguard’s wider line-up of ESG funds includes the Vanguard ESG Developed World All Cap Equity Index Fund.      

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