Amundi has expanded its environmental, social and governance (ESG) ETF range with the launch of a Japanese equity product.
The Amundi MSCI Japan SRI UCITS ETF (JARI) is listed on Deutsche Boerse and Euronext Paris with a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.18%.
Tracking the MSCI Japan SRI Filtered ex Fossil Fuels index, JARI is comprised of large and mid-cap Japanese stocks.
JARI’s benchmark includes an exclusion process that removes companies that have significant involvement in the fossil fuel industry.
Amundi: Climate-positive investing
Its objective is to only include companies that have high ESG score and also remove companies that do not comply with MSCI’s ESG values.
JARI is market-cap weighted and includes a 5% capping on issuer weights. It is comprised of 68 stocks, down from 320 in its parent index.
Its largest holding is Nintendo with 5.6% weighting ahead of Daikin Industries with 5% and Sony with 4.7%.
Earlier this month, in its bid to push sustainable strategies to clients, the French asset manager switched the benchmark for its S&P 500 ETF to an ESG version.