Sustainable Development Goals Global Equity ETF
Fund Description and Objective
SDGA tracks the Morningstar® Societal Development Index, which is designed to provide exposure to companies worldwide with strong policies and practices relative to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are actively engaged in the world’s poorest countries known also as the 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Broad global equity market exposure.
SDGA is designed to provide broad market exposure to Morningstar® Global Markets Large-Mid Index, comparable to that of the MSCI All World. With SDGA, investors can achieve broad equity market returns while driving social change.
Innovative model for social impact.
Impact Shares is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that donates all net advisory profits from SDGA’s ETF management fee to the UNCDF last mile financing vehicle. This provides an additional funding source for risk capital deployed as grants, loans and guarantees to small to medium sized businesses in the 47 LCDs to build modern health, communications, finance, food and agriculture infrastructure among other goals.
Sustainable Development Goals.
SDGA offers investors a liquid investment vehicle that supports large multinational companies generating an economic benefit in the LDCs. The ETF will also support UNCDF’s work through a sharing of the fund management fee.
The creation of this ETF reflects the importance of the LDC markets and our efforts to increase private sector investments in these key emerging economies. It identifies those companies that are investing responsibly to help achieve the SDGs in LDCs.
It has been estimated that achieving the SDGs will require between US$5 to $7 trillion, with an investment gap in developing countries of about $2.5 trillion. Efforts by governments and philanthropy alone will not be enough. According to OECD estimates, only 7% of the total private capital mobilized through blended transactions from 2012-2015 went to LDCs ($5.5 billion out of $81 billion.
The SDGs have opened the door for the UN to partner with private actors in new ways. This movement has helped private sector actors develop innovative new mechanisms – beyond corporate social responsibility and philanthropy- to align their long-term investments with the SDGs. This ETF is one of those opportunities that aims to align investor choices with the SDGs.
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments –through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance –can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs.
Disclaimer: Net Profits is the excess, if any, of Impact Shares’ fund fees after the deduction of operating expense and a reserve for working capital. Due to the relatively small size of the Fund, Impact Shares’ Fund fees have not yet exceeded its related operating expenses. Accordingly, Impact Shares has not yet made any charitable contributions from such fees. There can be no assurance that Impact Shares’ Fund fees will exceed operating expenses in the future. The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by SDGA.
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Fund Data & Pricing
NET ASSET VALUE (NAV)
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor`s shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the original cost. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized. Market returns does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. For performance data current to the most recent month end, please call 844-448-3383.
MARKET PRICE Beginning 12/17/2020, the market price returns are based on the official closing price of an ETF share or, if the official closing price isn’t available, the midpoint between the national best bid and national best offer (“NBBO”) as of the time the ETF calculates current NAV per share, and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Prior to 12/17/2020, market price returns were based on the midpoint between the Bid and Ask price. NAVs are calculated using prices as of (4:00 PM Eastern Time).
NAV The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day.
30-Day Median Bid Ask Spread is a calculation of Fund’s median bid-ask spread, expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth, computed by: identifying the Fund’s national best bid and national best offer as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days; dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the national best bid and national best offer; and identifying the median of those values.
TOP 10 HOLDINGS
Holdings are subject to change.
As of 09/30/2021
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Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in Impact Shares’ statutory and summary prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 844-448-3383, or by visiting www.impactetfs.org. Read the prospectuses carefully before investing.
The Overall Morningstar rating for the period ending 8/31/21 is against 1254 funds in the US Fund Large Blend Funds category and is based on risk-adjusted returns.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns .Investment in commodities are subject to much higher volatility than more traditional investments. Narrowly focused investments and investment in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. Bonds and bond funds are subject to interest rate risk and will decline in value as interest rates rise. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment and extension risk and therefore react differently to changes in interest rates than other bonds. Small movements in interest rates may quickly and significantly reduce the value of certain mortgage-backed securities. OWNS as an actively managed Fund, does not seek to replicate a specified index. All the Funds are non-diversified.
The Impact Shares Sustainable Development Goals Equity ETF invests in foreign investments and emerging markets, In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume.