10. American Century NT Emerging Markets Institutional (ACLKX) | 1-year return (June 2016-2017): 24.2% | 3-year annualized return: 4.2% | Size: $471 million | Mstar category: Diversified Emerging Markets | Expense Ratio: 1.19% | The fund is not permitted to invest in securities issued by companies assigned the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) for the tobacco industry.
9. Invesco Summit P (SMMIX) | 1-year return (June to June): 24.6% | 3-year annualized return: 10.4% | Size: $2 billion | Mstar category: Large Growth | Expense ratio: .90% | Does not invest in companies whose primary business involves alcohol, tobacco or gambling.
8. Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences I (ETIHX) | 1-year return (June to June): 25.4% | 3-year annualized return: 10.8% | Size: $365 million | Mstar category: Health | Expense ratio: 1.35% | Seeks out companies with ethical governance, that promote family and community and practice environmental stewardship. It avoids companies that promote addictive behaviors and products such as gambling, pornography, tobacco and alcohol, as well as those that use products or services that promote weapon production and proliferation.
7. Ariel Fund Investor (ARGFX) | 1-year return (June to June): 26.1% | 3-year annualized return: 7.6% | Size: $2.2 billion | Mstar category: Mid-cap value | Expense ratio: 1.02% | Does not invest in companies whose primary source of revenue is derived from the production or sale of tobacco products or the manufacturing of handguns, believing these industries may be more likely to face shrinking growth prospects, litigation costs and legal liability that cannot be quantified.
6. Parnassus (PARNX) | 1-year return (June to June): 26.3% | 3-year annualized return: 9.7% | Size: $1 billion | Mstar category: Large Growth | Expense ratio: .86% | Avoids investing in companies engaged in the extraction, exploration, production, manufacturing or refining of fossil fuels. Advisor also takes into account all ESG factors in making investment decisions.

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5. Calvert International Opportunities I (COIIX) 1-year return (June to June): 27.5% 3-year annualized return: 4.2% Size: $190 million Mstar category: Foreign Small/Mid Blend Expense ratio: 1.16% Portfolio managers use information provided through CRM research that is guided by the Calvert Principles for Responsible Investment, which provide a framework for considering environmental, social and governance factors that may affect investment performance.
4. Calvert Emerging Markets Equity I (CVMIX) 1-year return (June to June): 28.0% 3-year annualized return: 5.1% Size: $213 million Mstar category: Diversified Emerging Markets Expense ratio: .92% Seeks to invest in emerging market companies whose products, services or industrial and/or business practices contribute towards addressing one or more global sustainability challenges in local or international markets, including development, poverty and health, environment and climate change, and rights and governance.
3. Eventide Gilead N [ETGLX] 1-year return (June to June): 28.3% 3-year annualized return: 7.0% Size: $1.37 billion Mstar category: Mid-Cap Growth Expense ratio: 1.43% Seeks out companies with ethical governance that promote family and community and practice environmental stewardship. It avoids companies that promote addictive behaviors and products such as gambling, pornography, tobacco and alcohol, as well as those that use products or services that promote weapon production and proliferation.
2. Parnassus Endeavor Investor (PARWX) | 1-year return (June to June): 31.0% | 3-year annualized return: 14.5% | Size: $4.38 billion | Mstar category: Large growth | Expense ratio: .95% | Avoids investing in companies engaged in the extraction, exploration, production, manufacturing or refining of fossil fuels. In addition to using ESG practices, the advisor focuses on companies that provide a good workplace for their employees, which he believes promotes retention, helps recruitment and improves productivity and innovation, thus improving profitability.
1. Fidelity Select Environmental and Alternative Energy Portfolio (FSLEX) | 1-year return (June to June): 31.3% | 3-year annualized return: 7.9% | Size: $175 million | Mstar category: Industrials, Environmental Focus | Expense ratio: .94% | Normally invests at least 80% of assets in companies principally engaged in business related to alternative and renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution control, water infrastructure, waste and recycling technologies, or other environmental support services.

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Investors have decided that by investing in products that make an impact on socially responsible behavior they will help save the world.

By the end of 2016, there were 1,002 investment funds of all types incorporating environmental, social and governance criteria with more than $2.6 trillion in assets under management (out of a total universe of $8 trillion invested in socially responsible products), according to the US SIF, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

Scroll through the slideshow above to view the top 10 ESG funds based on one-year performance (June 2016-June 2017) as ranked by Morningstar. These funds have more than $100 million under management and at least a three-year track record. We’ve added why they are considered ESG funds.