Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund
Fund offered by:
Brown Advisory Funds
Ticker: BAWAXsocially responsible
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
10.5%
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
4
holdings flagged
11%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $685.08 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
0 holdings
0% of assets
$0 invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
4 holdings
11% of assets
$685.08 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%.
No holdings icon
Banks and lenders
0 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).
Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
4 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).
4 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
    3.98%3.98% of portfolio
    $259.79M$259.79M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. Nike Inc Class B
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    2.66%2.66% of portfolio
    $173.43M$173.43M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 3. The Home Depot Inc
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    2%2% of portfolio
    $130.74M$130.74M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 4. Starbucks Corp
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    1.86%1.86% of portfolio
    $121.13M$121.13M invested
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 8/31/21
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on BAWAX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
BAWAX
Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund
Family
Brown Advisory Funds
Category
Large Growth
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 9/30/21
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:
Higher 5-yr returns 
6.74% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.28% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
2.97% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
3.22% less invested
Current fund
BAWAX
Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund
Family
Brown Advisory Funds
Category
Large Growth
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 9/30/21
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:
Higher 5-yr returns 
6.74% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.28% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
2.97% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
3.22% less invested
Current fund
BAWAX
Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund
Family
Brown Advisory Funds
Category
Large Growth
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 9/30/21
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:
Higher 5-yr returns 
6.74% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.28% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
2.97% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
3.22% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
BAWAX - Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund
34%
25%
24%
/
0% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
30%
16%
17%
17%
0.28% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
3.56%
8.83%
6.74%
/
0.28%  lower
Find more financial data on BAWAX at Morningstar.com
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