CFDs are complex instruments. 74% of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs, with this investment provider. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money. CFDs are complex instruments. 74% of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs, with this investment provider. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

ESG trading

Discover how you can support positive change through responsible trading– go long or short on ESG company shares and ETFs with the world's No.1 CFD provider1.

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Why trade ESG with us?

Diversify your exposure

Choose specific companies, or diversify your exposure with an ESG ETF

Focus on your preferred themes

Trade in ESG themes like green and solar energy, technology, low carbon emissions and a fair workplace

Open a position from any platform

Use our award winning web-based platform and mobile trading app2

Support when you need it

We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 6am to 4pm on Saturday (UTC+8)

Drive positive change

Trade in companies that make a demonstrably positive impact through ESG

Get the global standard

Trade ETFs from some of the world’s biggest providers such as Vanguard and iShares

Discover our ESG markets

With us, you can buy and sell shares and ETFs on our award-winning platform.2 Here are some of the themes that you can choose from.3

  • Green and solar energy
  • Technology
  • Low carbon dioxide emissions
  • Fair workplace

Shares

Companies listed here have an ESG environment risk score of under 3 and a low to negligible overall ESG risk rating as assessed by Sustainalytics and reported by Yahoo Finance (May 2021).4 Scores are categorised according to risk severity: 0 – 10 is a negligible risk, 10 – 20 is a low risk, 20 – 30 is a medium risk, 30 – 40 is a high risk and 40+ represents a severe risk.

ETFs

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ETFs listed here are the most popular green and solar energy theme ESG ETFs on our platform.

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Shares

Companies listed here are tech sector companies with low overall ESG ratings as assessed by Sustainalytics (May 2021).4 Scores are categorised according to risk severity: 0 – 10 is a negligible risk, 10 – 20 is a low risk, 20 – 30 is a medium risk, 30 – 40 is a high risk and 40+ represents a severe risk.

ETFs

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ETFs listed here are the most popular technology theme ESG ETFs on our platform.

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Shares

Companies listed here have an ESG environment risk score of under 3 and a low overall ESG risk rating as assessed by Sustainalytics and reported by Yahoo Finance (May 2021).4 Scores are categorised according to risk severity: 0 – 10 is a negligible risk, 10 – 20 is a low risk, 20 – 30 is a medium risk, 30 – 40 is a high risk and 40+ represents a severe risk.

ETFs

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ETFs listed here are the most popular low carbon dioxide emissions theme ESG ETFs on our platform.

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Shares

Companies listed here have ESG social and governance risk scores of under 5, respectively, and a low overall ESG risk rating as assessed by Sustainalytics and reported by Yahoo Finance (May 2021).4 Scores are categorised according to risk severity: 0 – 10 is a negligible risk, 10 – 20 is a low risk, 20 – 30 is a medium risk, 30 – 40 is a high risk and 40+ represents a severe risk.

ETFs

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ETFs listed here are the most popular fair workplace theme ESG ETFs on our platform.

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Ways to trade ESG shares and ETFs with us

With ESG trading, you can get exposure to shares and ETFs in the following way:

CFDs

Buy or sell contracts based on whether you think a market's price will rise or fall

Learn more about buying and trading shares and ETFs

Trading company and ETF shares

Since you’ll be using CFDs to trade company or ETF shares with us, you’ll trade with leverage. This means that your initial outlay is decreased significantly compared to investing as you’ll only need a deposit, known as margin, to open your position while getting full exposure. Leverage magnifies both possible profits and losses. Therefore, it’s vital that you manage your risk appropriately.

What is ESG trading?

ESG trading focuses on environmental, social, and corporate governance factors, which help to measure a company’s sustainability and societal impact.

A focus on ESG is considered to add value to a company with a likely increase in longevity.

ESG trading enables you to buy and sell, or take a position on the share price movements of assets where environmental, social and governance factors are measured and compared.

There’s been a trend of companies driving positive change actively through ESG that’s grown tremendously. These companies go beyond just making a profit – they are committed to shaping a better, more sustainable future. By trading them, you’d be supporting their efforts and eventual societal impacts.

How to start trading ESG assets

  1. Open an account or log in
  2. Identify your opportunity
  3. Take steps to manage your risk
  4. Open and monitor your position

Open an account to get started in trading thematics and baskets

Open an account to get started in trading thematics and baskets

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000* global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

We have over 45 years of experience offering a truly market-leading service

*IG Group’s total markets

ESG trading costs

Here are some of the ESG trading costs that you might need to consider before opening your position.

  • CFD trading costs
Margin5 Minimum margin requirement of 20% for share and ETF CFDs6
Commission Commission from $15 for shares and ETFs
Overnight funding Overnight funding applies to positions held overnight on cash (spot) CFDs only

ESG trading on the world’s best trading platform1

You can trade in ESG opportunities via CFDs directly from your browser, or on the go with our mobile trading app.

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app

Get exposure to ESG opportunities straight from your desktop

Access ESG opportunities wherever you are, whenever you want

How to find ESG stocks or ETFs

Find an ESG stock or ETF using the search bar below.

ESG at IG

We understand the importance of ESG principles, which is why we align to them by:

  • Ensuring low emissions of harmful substances
  • Driving good stakeholder management and conduct that yields sustainable, long-term returns
  • Facilitating fairness in the workplace for all of our employees

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1Based on revenue (published financial statements, October 2022)
2 Best Finance App, Best Multi-Platform Provider and Best Platform for the Active Trader as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022.
3 The ESG shares and ETFs listed on this page aren’t necessarily the best ones – they are merely some popular stocks and ETFs to watch
4 Sustainalytics, 2021
5 Leverage can magnify both your profits and losses as they’ll be based on the full exposure of the trade, not just the margin required to open it. This means losses as well as profits could far outweigh your margin, so always ensure you’re trading within your means
6 Margin on shares and ETFs usually starts at 20% for retail traders. Margin for almost all shares is between 20 and 25%. Deposits for leveraged trades are 20-25% on 99.77% of tier one US shares and 99.11% of tier one UK shares