Introducing our ESG corporate bond ETFs

You can gain exposure to corporate bonds from issuers meeting strict ESG criteria

Incorporating ESG into your corporate bond portfolio

Corporate bond markets are much more diverse than those for government bonds, with exposure to companies operating in a variety of sectors. In addition to the number of years to maturity and the currency in which the bonds are issued, corporate bond investors also have a choice in terms of the issuing companies’ credit quality and even how the businesses are managed.

Our core range of corporate bond ETFs include those aiming to avoid certain sectors and to emphasise companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics. They provide investors with low-cost core elements for constructing diversified ESG portfolios. 

Investment Grade (IG) Corporate Bond ESG ETFs

We offer three investment-grade ETFs in either USD, EUR or GBP currencies. Each follows a Bloomberg MSCI SRI Index that has been created to increase overall exposure to those issuers demonstrating a robust ESG profile and that meet minimum size and liquidity requirements. 

Securities are excluded from the index if the issuing company:

  • Has an MSCI ESG rating below BB (or does not have a rating);
  • Has faced very severe controversies pertaining to ESG issues over the last three years;
  • Is involved in alcohol, adult entertainment, controversial weapons, conventional weapons, fossil fuels, gambling, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), firearms, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, oil sands, thermal coal, tobacco, or unconventional oil and gas; or
  • Is domiciled in an emerging market country.

Each of the remaining securities has an ESG score that has been assigned using MSCI ESG metrics. This ESG Score is used to re-weight the eligible securities from their natural (market capitalisation) weights by applying a factor tilt in favour of constituents with higher ESG Scores. 

High Yield Corporate Bond ESG ETFs

We also offer two high-yield ETFs that follow indices with similar methodologies as their investment-grade counterparts. The exclusions are the same as those listed above, other than our global high-yield ETF, which includes issuers from developed and emerging markets. As with the investment-grade ETFs, both the global and the USD high-yield ETFs are also designed to re-weight eligible securities using their ESG Scores.

Investment risks

  • For complete information on risks, refer to the legal documents. The value of investments, and any income from them, will fluctuate. This may partly be the result of changes in exchange rates. Investors may not get back the full amount invested. The creditworthiness of the debt the Fund is exposed to may weaken and result in fluctuations in the value of the Fund. There is no guarantee the issuers of debt will repay the interest and capital on the redemption date. The risk is higher when the Fund is exposed to high yield debt securities. Changes in interest rates will result in fluctuations in the value of the fund. Debt instruments are exposed to credit risk which relates to the ability of the borrower to repay the interest and capital on the redemption date. The Fund intends to invest in securities of issuers that manage their ESG exposures better relative to their peers. This may affect the Fund’s exposure to certain issuers and cause the Fund to forego certain investment opportunities. The Fund may perform differently to other funds, including underperforming other funds that do not seek to invest in securities of issuers based on their ESG ratings.

    Applicable to Invesco Global High Yield Corporate Bond ESG and USD High Yield Corporate Bond ESG UCITS ETFs: This fund may hold a significant amount of debt instruments which are of lower credit quality. This may result in large fluctuations of the value of the ETF as well as impacting its liquidity under certain circumstances.

    Applicable to Invesco GBP corporate Bond ESG and Invesco USD IG Corporate Bond ESG ETFs only:  The Fund might be concentrated in a specific region or sector or be exposed to a limited number of positions, which might result in greater fluctuations in the value of the Fund than for a fund that is more diversified.

    Applicable to Invesco Global High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF only: It may be difficult for the Fund to buy or sell certain instruments in stressed market conditions. Consequently, the price obtained when selling such instruments may be lower than under normal market conditions.

Why Invesco ETFs?

Each of the Invesco Corporate Bond ESG UCITS ETFs aims to track the performance of an index through passive, physical replication. Invesco’s team of portfolio managers aim to achieve the fund’s objective by using portfolio modelling tools and techniques to buy and hold a proportion of the index securities that represents the characteristics of the entire index. The objective of this sampling method is to replicate the index performance as closely as possible while reducing the costs that would normally be incurred with full replication.

Our portfolio management team is responsible for the efficient buying and selling of the ETF’s bonds, and the rebalancing of the portfolio, while our dedicated capital markets team works closely with leading brokers and market-makers who facilitate the efficient trading of our ETFs. 

The full list of ETF holdings and index constituents are published daily on the Invesco ETF website

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