American Century Sustainable Equity Fund

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American Century Sustainable Equity A (AFDAX)
Type
Open-end mutual fund
Sustainability mandate
Deforestation grade: Fund is invested in deforestation-risk banks and lenders and/or major consumer brands, but no holdings flagged for our deforestation-risk agricultural commodity producer/trader screen. Assigned a grade of B.
How we track deforestation-risk investments
B
16.67%
INVESTED IN DEFORESTATION-RISK COMPANIES
producers
AGRIBUSINESS
deforestation-risk producers and traders of palm oil, paper/pulp, rubber, timber, cattle, and soy
banks
BANKS AND LENDERS
that finance deforestation-risk agribusiness producers via lending and underwriting
consumers
MAJOR CONSUMER BRANDS
that use deforestation-risk agribusiness commodities in products
16
holdings flagged
17%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $775.87 MILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
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producers
Commodity producers
0 holdings
0% of assets
$0 invested
banks
Banks and lenders
3 holdings
3.82% of assets
$178.05 MILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
13 holdings
13% of assets
$597.82 MILLION invested
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Commodity producers
0 HOLDINGS
Companies that produce and trade palm oil, paper/pulp, rubber, timber, cattle, and soy, and have a past record or a significant risk of contributing to deforestation, land grabbing, and human rights abuses. Investing in any of these companies assigns a fund a grade of C if total producer exposure is below the threshold of 0.5%; a grade of D if below 1.5%; and a grade of F if above 1.5%.
Banks and lenders
Banks and lenders
3 HOLDINGS
Financial institutions directly and indirectly involved in underwriting and lending to deforestation-risk producers and traders. Investing in any of these companies assigns a fund a grade of B (assuming there are no investments in producers).
3 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. JPMorgan Chase & Co
    1.68%1.68% of portfolio
    $78.38M$78.38M invested
  • 2. Morgan Stanley
    1.22%1.22% of portfolio
    $57.01M$57.01M invested
  • 3. Bank of America Corp
    0.92%0.92% of portfolio
    $42.66M$42.66M invested
Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
13 HOLDINGS
Consumer goods retailers that source palm oil, paper/pulp, rubber, timber, cattle, and soy from deforestation-risk producers and traders and sell it to consumers worldwide. Investing in any of these companies assigns a fund a grade of B (assuming there are no investments in producers).
13 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Amazon.com Inc
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    3.32%3.32% of portfolio
    $154.78M$154.78M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. The Home Depot Inc
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    1.69%1.69% of portfolio
    $78.8M$78.8M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 3. PepsiCo Inc
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    1.19%1.19% of portfolio
    $55.32M$55.32M invested
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. TJX Companies Inc
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.99%0.99% of portfolio
    $45.93M$45.93M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 5. Target Corp
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.98%0.98% of portfolio
    $45.71M$45.71M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 31 Mar 2024
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on AFDAX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
AFDAX
American Century Sustainable Equity Fund
Family
American Century Investments
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 5/31/24
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-0.79% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.23% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
1.34% more invested
More invested in major consumer brands 
1.01% more invested
Current fund
AFDAX
American Century Sustainable Equity Fund
Family
American Century Investments
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 5/31/24
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-0.79% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.23% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
1.34% more invested
More invested in major consumer brands 
1.01% more invested
Current fund
AFDAX
American Century Sustainable Equity Fund
Family
American Century Investments
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 5/31/24
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-0.79% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.23% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
1.34% more invested
More invested in major consumer brands 
1.01% more invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
AFDAX - American Century Sustainable Equity Fund
26%
8.09%
15%
12%
0% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
28%
9.54%
16%
13%
0.23% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-2.22%
-1.45%
-0.8%
-0.79%
0.23%  lower
Find more financial data on AFDAX at Morningstar.com
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