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Global X Renewable Energy Producers ETF RNRG Sustainability

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Sustainability Summary

Global X Renewable Energy Producers ETF has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

The ESG risk of Global X Renewable Energy Producers ETF's holdings is comparable to its peers in the Global Equity Mid/Small Cap category, thus earning an average Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 3 globes. Funds in the same category rated 4 or 5 globes tend to hold securities less exposed to ESG risk. 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.

Global X Renewable Energy Producers ETF holds itself out to be a sustainable or ESG-focused investment. In other words, ESG concerns are central to the investment process of this strategy. A fund with an ESG-focused mandate would have a higher probability to drive positive ESG outcomes. Global X Renewable Energy Producers ETF has an asset-weighted Carbon Risk Score of 3.4, indicating that its companies have low exposure to carbon-related risks. These are risks associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy such as increased regulation, changing consumer preferences, technological advancements, and stranded assets. Global X Renewable Energy Producers Etf shows 98.7% involvement in carbon solutions. This percentage is high in absolute terms and surpasses the 26.7% average involvement of its peers in the Utilities category. Carbon solutions include products and services related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, green transportation, and so on.

Currently, the fund has 51.9% involvement in fossil fuels. It is considered high in absolute terms, albeit comparing favorably with 88.8% for its average category peer. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive some revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas.

The fund has a modest level of exposure (6.32%) to companies with high or severe controversies. Companies with controversies are involved in incidents such as corruption, employee abuses, and that pose some degree of business risks to the company. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. In addition, they controversies can damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

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