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FlexShares Expands ESG & Climate Suite with Emerging Markets ETF

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CHICAGO–()–Northern Trust Asset Management’s FlexShares® Exchange Traded Funds announced today the launch of a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)* ETF focused on climate with exposure to emerging markets: the FlexShares ESG & Climate Emerging Markets Core Index Fund (NYSE: FEEM). This fund builds on FlexShares’ existing climate suite introduced in September 2021, which currently includes US large cap equities, developed markets ex-US equities, and two fixed-income ETFs.

The FEEM fund will align with the broader suite’s strategy, which seeks to help investors improve their portfolio’s overall ESG score and reduce carbon risk while maintaining core equity exposure. The full suite utilizes the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score** as well as a carbon risk rating in an effort to hedge ESG-related risks and capitalize on sustainable opportunities.

The ESG Vector Score methodology, developed by Northern Trust…

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