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Invesco ESG NASDAQ 100 ETF QQMG Sustainability

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Sustainability Summary

Invesco ESG NASDAQ 100 ETF has a number of positive attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

This fund lands in the 10% of strategies with the lowest ESG risk in the US Equity Large Cap Growth category, earning it the highest Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 5 globes. ESG risk measures the degree to which material environmental, social, and governance issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, human capital, as well as bribery and corruption, could affect valuations. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about driving positive environmental and social outcomes for society’s benefit.

Invesco ESG NASDAQ 100 ETF has a sustainability or ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate are more likely to align with the expectations of an investor who cares about sustainability issues. One key area of strength for Invesco ESG NASDAQ 100 ETF is its low Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 2.71 and very low fossil fuel exposure over the past 12 months, which earns it the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation. Thus, the companies held in the portfolio are in general alignment with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Invesco Esg Nasdaq 100 Etf shows 29.2% involvement in carbon solutions. This percentage is high in absolute terms and surpasses the 15.3% average involvement of its peers in the Large Growth category. Carbon solutions include products and services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, green transportation, and so on. By prospectus, the fund aims to avoid, or limit its exposure to, companies associated with controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal, and and small arms. The fund fulfills this goal as its investment exposure to each of these activities is negligible. The fund aims to avoid, or limit exposure to, companies in violation with international norms, such as the UN Global Compact or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The fund exhibits moderate exposure (5.74%) to companies with high or severe controversies. Controversies are incidents that have a negative impact on stakeholders or the environment, which create some degree of financial risk for the company. Examples of types of controversies include bribery and corruption scandals, workplace discrimination and environmental incidents. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. Such controversies can also damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

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