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Invest in a better, sustainable future with Endowus

ESG investing made simple — across Cash, CPF & SRS.


Endowus is pioneering a new way for individuals to access sustainable investing from Singapore.

You can now gain unique access to the best ESG, sustainable and climate funds for both equities and fixed income from the top ESG fund managers. Exclusively on the Endowus digital wealth platform at the lowest cost.

It is now possible to do good and do well in investing through Endowus. 

Why does ESG investing matter?

It is possible to generate a triple bottom line of good returns and positive social and environmental impact.

Doing well and doing good is at the heart of sustainable investing. It is not just a passing fad, but a new investing trend that will future-proof your investment portfolios. 

ESG returns outperformance

ESG investing has the potential to generate higher risk adjusted returns. Companies committed to sustainable business practices have had success at mitigating business risk while opening new growth opportunities - translating into long-term enhancement in shareholder value. 

Access unique ESG investment opportunities

Endowus has reviewed the whole ESG fund universe around the world to find the best equities and fixed income products and bring it to individual investors in Singapore, some for the first time, making it easier for everybody to access these funds.

All funds are denominated or hedged to Singapore dollars, tax efficient and at the lowest cost.

Stewardship to a better world

Align your values to your investment and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Environmental issues and social inequality are likely to have a profound impact on the global population, world economy and the financial markets. By investing in ESG funds that strive to bring a positive impact to the world, you are investing in positive change for the world.

Responsible investing at low cost

Endowus is the only digital advisor to negotiate access to the institutional share classes of the world's top ESG funds for our clients. We are also the first in the industry to rebate all trailer fees to our clients - significantly lowering the overall fees to access ESG products compared to other platforms.

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Partnered with the best names in sustainable investing

Endowus ESG funds are curated from award-winning global fund managers who are pioneers and leaders in the field of ESG, sustainable and climate investing. They are equipped with decades of experience and significant, industry-leading, proprietary processes in managing ESG funds.

ESG investing doesn’t need to sacrifice returns.

For the year 2020, the selected Endowus ESG funds have beaten their benchmarks by an average of 20% for equities and 1.3% for fixed income respectively. Please note that past performance is not indicative of future returns.

ESG investing growth is fuelled by global demand.

Demand from both retail and institutional investors is cited as the top reason from asset managers to incorporate ESG factors into investment decisions - forecasts expect inflows to surpass conventional funds by 2025.

Global ESG sustainable investing by numbers.

Making a positive impact with your wealth and the world is a growing trend that will last many lifetimes.

Sustainable investing made better with Endowus

Industry-first truly diversified ESG offering
Endowus ESG funds comprises both equities and fixed income products, across developed and emerging markets and across different ESG strategies. Investors can build multi-asset ESG portfolios suited to one’s own risk tolerance on Endowus Fund Smart. 

Multi-asset fund offerings from the top ESG investors
Our best-in-class ESG fund managers are award-winning experts in managing ESG assets, with decades of experience and have developed proprietary industry-leading processes in ESG investing. 

Lowest achievable cost in the industry
ESG funds have historically been expensive and out of reach to individual investors. We remain committed to 100% trailer fee rebates and where possible securing access to institutional funds.

Best-in-class ESG offerings at your fingertips
Low, transparent cost with no sales fees and institutional share-class access
Make a positive impact without sacrificing returns
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Frequently asked questions

What is ESG Investing?

ESG investing is a strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions and active ownership. Examples of ESG issues include climate change, gender and diversity, human rights. Read more here.

What is the difference between ESG investing, sustainable investing and impact investing?

ESG investing, sustainable investing and impact investing are some of the many terms used to describe investment approaches that consider environmental, social and governance issues. These are often used interchangeably.

A key to understanding how ESG investing sits within the investing spectrum is that while some (e.g. ethical investing) make moral or ethical goals a primary purpose, and some (e.g. impact investing) make impact generation a primary purpose, ESG investing can and should also be pursued by the investor whose sole focus is financial performance.

What are the differences between ESG/SRI ETFs and ESG investing in unit trusts?

ESG/SRI ETFs are typically passive index funds that track a certain market index. They usually employ a simplistic negative screening ESG process, which excludes companies with the lowest ESG ratings. These ESG ratings are usually provided by a third party data provider such as MSCI and Sustainalytics, and some challenges of relying an ESG fund on such ratings are that they are highly dependent on company disclosures, and that there is a high degree of dispersion amongst ratings by different data providers based on the rating methodology that each uses.

Most actively-managed ESG funds are offered to investors in a unit trust rather than ETF, and we believe there are certain benefits of an active approach to ESG investing. It is hard to quantify all the ESG aspects of an investment, therefore a more active approach to assessing companies would provide a more holistic perspective on companies’ ESG profile. Active managers can also be more involved in ESG engagement to push companies to improve on their ESG performance. The more holistic incorporation of ESG information and the ability to create change on the ESG side would hopefully lead to ESG alpha in the long term.

How do I invest in ESG funds with Endowus?

Existing clients of Endowus:

  1. Simply log into your Endowus account 
  2. Select “Add Goal” > Select “Fund Smart” 
  3. Select Goal Type “General Wealth Accumulation”, Funding Source “SGD Cash, CPF or SRS”and input your Loss Tolerance Assessment
  4. Select the ESG Funds and allocations for each fund

New clients of Endowus:

  1. Simply create your Endowus account
  2. Select to onboard with MyInfo (recommended) or manually
  3. Scroll down and select "Fund Smart"
  4. Select Goal Type “General Wealth Accumulation”, Funding Source “SGD Cash, CPF or SRS”and input your Loss Tolerance Assessment
  5. Select the ESG Funds and allocations for each fund. 
What ESG funds are available on Endowus?

Equity ESG funds

Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Fund (Available for Cash)

The Fund seeks to outperform the MSCI World Net Dividends Reinvested Index through investments in companies whose businesses include activities related to sustainable investment themes over the recommended minimum investment period of 5 years.

Links to Fund Rationale, Prospectus, PHS

Mirova is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.

Schroder ISF Global Sustainable Growth Equity Fund (Available for Cash/SRS/CPF)

The Fund aims to provide capital growth by investing in equity and equity related securities of companies worldwide which demonstrate positive sustainability characteristics, such as managing the business for the long-term, recognising its responsibilities to its customers, employees and suppliers, and respecting the environment.

Links to Fund Rationale, Prospectus, PHS

Schroder ISF Global Climate Change Fund (Available for Cash/SRS)

The Fund aims to provide capital growth by investing in equity and equity-related securities of companies worldwide which the investment manager believes will benefit from efforts to accommodate or limit the impact of global climate change.

Links to Fund Rationale, Prospectus, PHS

Fixed Income ESG Funds

JPM Global Bond Opportunities Sustainable Fund (Available for Cash/SRS)

The Fund aims to achieve a return in excess of the benchmark by investing opportunistically in debt securities positively positioned towards debt securities issued by companies and countries that demonstrate effective governance and superior management of environmental and social issues (sustainable characteristics).

Links to Fund Rationale, Prospectus, PHS

UOB United Sustainable Credit Income Fund (Available for Cash/SRS)

The Fund aims to provide capital growth by investing in a multi-sector portfolio of fixed income instruments issued by companies worldwide that contribute positively to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“UN SDGs”).

Links to Fund Rationale, Prospectus, PHS

What are the fees involved to invest in ESG funds with Endowus?

Endowus charges an Access Fee based on assets under advice (AUA), which includes investment advice, portfolio creation and rebalancing, brokerage, and transfers.

Endowus has no sales fees, and rebates 100% of trailer fee to clients.

General Wealth Accumulation - Access Fee per annum based on assets under advice (AUA):

0.40%   On any amount

0.60%   S$200,000 and below
0.50%   S$200,001 to S$1,000,000
0.35%   S$1,000,001 to S$5,000,000
0.25%   S$5,000,001 and above

Access Fees are charged on a quarterly basis based on your daily average total assets under advice (AUA) for the period of the fee, depending on your portfolio type (SRS, Cash).

Note that Fund-Level Fees (Fund’s Total Expense Ratio) are charged by the fund manager out of the underlying fund Net Asset Value (NAV).

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