Climate change is a threat to growth and prosperity, having significant impact and economic repercussions across industries.1 However, human intervention can help slow its effects by reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by fossil fuels. Recognizing that infrastructure and climate change impact countless people, IndexIQ chose to align with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) when launching our CLNR | IQ Cleaner Transport ETF.
Tackling pollution is a data-driven investment opportunity.
Expected growth in the clean energy and sustainable transportation sectors denote significant investment opportunities:
CLNR seeks to access these trends by tracking the IQ CANDRIAM Cleaner Transport Index, which is designed to provide investors exposure to global stocks of companies that share our commitment to a greener future and are therefore involved in one of the following activities:
- Transportation equipment and services
- Clean energy resources
- Technology (software or hardware) leading to increased efficiency in transportation
- Infrastructure components
Want to learn more about CLNR? Sign up to get regular updates delivered to your inbox.
Advancing climate solutions with the National Wildlife Federation
New York Life Investments and IndexIQ contribute to the NWF’s charitable initiatives based on a portion of CLNR’s management fee. Established in 1936, NWF believes landscapes and wildlife have helped define our national character and identity and has been uniting Americans to protect wildlife and our natural resources through programs, policy work, community outreach, and more. We’re proud to help further NWF’s mission to help create a zero-carbon future where wildlife and people thrive.
How to Invest
How to Invest
Give the Gift of Dual Impact
When you invest in CLNR, or any of our IQ Dual Impact ETFs, you’re furthering our shared commitment to enhancing individual portfolios' potential and helping to advance the causes that matter to our lives and our planet. Most of all, IndexIQ is helping you align your investments with your values. Which means you’re empowered to do more today, for tomorrow.
The IQ Dual Impact ETF suite is available for purchase on all major trading platforms.
Invest in well-known stocks of companies that strive to combat the detrimental effects of heart disease.
Don’t have an account? Setting one up is easy – simply access your preferred platform and follow their instructions.
Give the Gift of CLNR
Did you know you can gift ETF shares through most brokerage platforms?
Visit your preferred brokerage platform’s website for specific instructions. You can also fill and print out the certificates below to give your recipient. Happy gifting!
Like other ETFs, CLNR is traded on a stock exchange and is available through brokerage firms.
You may click on any of the brokerage firms listed above to purchase CLNR. CLNR is also available through other brokerage firms. Before engaging any brokerage firm, you should evaluate the overall fees and charges of the firm that may apply, as well as the services provided. Ask your brokerage firm about any payment from New York Life Investments or NYLIFE Distributors LLC which may create a conflict of interest influencing the firm to recommend CLNR over another investment.
You will leave the New York Life Investments website by clicking any of the links above.
Foreign securities can be subject to greater risks than U.S. investments, including currency fluctuations, less liquid trading markets, greater price volatility, political and economic instability, less publicly available information, and changes in tax or currency laws or monetary policy. These risks are likely to be greater for emerging markets than in developed markets.
Large-Capitalization Companies Risk: Large-capitalization companies may be less able than smaller capitalization companies to adapt to changing market conditions. Large-capitalization companies may be more mature and subject to more limited growth potential compared with smaller capitalization companies. During different market cycles, the performance of large-capitalization companies has trailed the overall performance of the broader securities markets.
New Fund Risk The Fund is a new fund. As a new fund, there can be no assurance that it will grow to or maintain an economically viable size, in which case it could ultimately liquidate.
Small and mid-cap stocks are often more volatile than large-cap stocks. Smaller companies generally face higher risks due to their limited product lines, markets and financial markets.
ESG Investing Style Risk: Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating. There is no assurance that employing ESG strategies will result in more favorable investment performance.
Cleaner Transport Investing Style. The returns on a portfolio of securities that excludes companies that have not adopted practices and policies [to support the transition to more efficient transportation technologies] may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities that includes companies that have not adopted these practices and policies. Investing only in a portfolio of securities [of companies that help to achieve cleaner transportation] may affect the Fund’s exposure to certain types of investments and may adversely impact the Fund’s performance depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor in the market.
The IQ Candriam Cleaner Transport Index incorporates thematic selection criteria designed to provide exposure to equity securities of companies that support the transition to more environmentally efficient transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles, bicycles, motor vehicle parts manufacturers, and multi-passenger transportation. Companies selected for inclusion in the Index offer, support or enable cleaner transportation products and services.
“IQ Cleaner Transport ETF (the “Fund”) is offered by IndexIQ, the Fund’s sponsor, in alignment with the National Wildlife Federation (“NWF”). The Fund is designed to promote investment objectives consistent with NWF’s mission. Shares of the Fund are not sponsored, endorsed or promoted by NWF, and NWF is not an investment adviser or service provider to the Fund. NWF makes no representations or warranties regarding the performance of the Fund and will have no obligation or liability in connection with the Fund. The Fund’s sponsor, IndexIQ, and its affiliates are supporters of and donors to NWF and are making a substantial contribution to NWF in connection with NWF’s agreement to license use of its name and trademarks to IndexIQ and its affiliates. NYLIM and IndexIQ’s contribution to NWF is calculated on an annualized basis to be the lower of: (i) 0.045% of the Fund’s average daily net managed assets (the average daily value of the total assets of the Fund, less all accrued liabilities of the Fund and less any management fees waived by the Fund’s adviser or sub-adviser); or (ii) ten percent of the Fund’s net annual management fee taking into account all applicable fee waivers and expense reimbursements. NYLIM and IndexIQ will make annual minimum contributions to NWF of $30,000 in each of the years 2021 to 2025 so long as their commercial co-venture is in effect.”
“New York Life Investment Management LLC (“NYLIM”) and IndexIQ Advisors LLC (“IndexIQ”) are donors to and supporters of the National Wildlife Federation (”NWF”). NWF has authorized NYLIM and IndexIQ to reference its name and certain marks owned by NWF in connection with a commercial co-venture entered into between the Parties. None of the payments made by NYLIM and IndexIQ to NWF are in exchange for services provided by NWF.
1. Risky Business. “National Report: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.” Accessed 18 Sept. 2021 https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
2. National Geographic. “Transportation and Climate Change.” Accessed 18 Sept. 2021 https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/transportation-and-climate-change/#:~:text=Globally%2C%20transportation%20accounts%20for%20between,emissions%20per%20voyage%20per%20person
3. Our World in Data. “Renewable Energy.” Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser. Accessed 18 Sept. 2021 https://ourworldindata.org/renewable-energy
5. ReportLinker. “Clean Energy Market Forecast for 2027 – COVID Impact and Global Analysis by Type and End User, and Geography.” Published October 2020
6. Intrado, GlobalNewsWire. “Electric Vehicles Market ShareProjected to Reach USD 700 Billion with 22% CAGR By 2026: Facts & Factors.” Published January 21, 2021
7. University College London study. “US green economy worth $1.3 trillion per year.” Accessed 27 Sept. 2021. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/oct/us-green-economy-worth-13-trillion-year