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Both ESG and ESGG directly target investments that support positive environmental, social and governance impact - without giving up potential returns. The indexes behind the funds:
  1. Assess U.S and global companies based on key environmental, social and governance indicators aligned with performance.
  2. "Tilt" the portfolios toward companies with higher total aggregate scores to pursue improved risk-adjusted returns.
  3. Use constraints in an effort to minimize overall risk.

Whether it's called responsible, green, socially conscious, ethical or impact investing - we believe better returns and a better world aren't mutually exclusive. Sign up to get our white paper, The Integrated Core Approach to ESG, as well as other informative advisor resources.

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Before investing, carefully consider the FlexShares investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus and a summary prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by visiting Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

An investment in FlexShares is subject to numerous risks, including possible loss of principal. Funds' returns may not match the returns of the respective Indexes. A full description of risks is in the prospectus.

FlexShares STOXX® US ESG Impact Index Fund (ESG) and the FlexShares STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index Fund (ESGG) are passively managed and use a representative sampling strategy to track their Underlying Indexes respectively. Use of a representative sampling strategy creates tracking risk where the Fund’s performance could vary substantially from the performance of the Underlying Index. The Funds are subject to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment risk, which is the risk that because the methodology of the Underlying Indexes selects and assigns weights to securities of issuers for non-financial reasons, the Funds may underperform the broader equity market or other funds that do not utilize ESG criteria when selecting investments. The Funds are also at increased risk of industry concentration, where they may be more than 25% invested in the assets of a single industry.  For ESGG, investments in foreign market securities involve certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity. To the extent that the Funds invest in emerging markets, those investments may be subject to increased price volatility and may be more susceptible to adverse economic, market, political or regulatory occurrences affecting that country, market, industry, sector or asset class. The Funds may also invest in derivative instruments. Changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate with the underlying asset, rate or index and the Funds could lose more than the principal amount invested.

The STOXX® USA ESG Impact Index and the STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index are the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX® Limited, Zurich, Switzerland and/or its licensors ("Licensors"), which is used under license. The securities based on the Indexes are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX® and its Licensors and neither of the Licensors shall have any liability with respect thereto.

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