iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF

Shareclass
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (ESGU)
Type
Exchange-traded fund
Sustainability mandate
Deforestation grade: Fund is invested in deforestation-risk agricultural commodity producer/traders, above the threshold of 0.5% and below 1.5%. Assigned a grade of D.
How we track deforestation-risk investments
D
14.42%
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
31
holdings flagged
14%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $1.84 BILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
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producers
Commodity producers
4 holdings
0.52% of assets
$66.74 MILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
4 holdings
2.69% of assets
$344.24 MILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
26 holdings
12% of assets
$1.49 BILLION invested
Commodity producers
Commodity producers
4 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%.
4 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Bunge Global SA
    Soy producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
    0.21%0.21% of portfolio
    $26.8M$26.8M invested
    Soy producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
  • 2. International Paper Co
    Paper/pulp producer
    0.11%0.11% of portfolio
    $13.86M$13.86M invested
    Paper/pulp producer
  • 3. Archer-Daniels Midland Co
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.1%0.1% of portfolio
    $13.12M$13.12M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 4. Hormel Foods Corp
    Soy producerCattle producer
    0.1%0.1% of portfolio
    $12.96M$12.96M invested
    Soy producerCattle producer
Banks and lenders
Banks and lenders
4 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).
4 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. JPMorgan Chase & Co
    1.24%1.24% of portfolio
    $158.28M$158.28M invested
  • 2. Bank of America Corp
    0.64%0.64% of portfolio
    $82.37M$82.37M invested
  • 3. Morgan Stanley
    0.44%0.44% of portfolio
    $55.71M$55.71M invested
  • 4. Citigroup Inc
    0.37%0.37% of portfolio
    $47.89M$47.89M invested
Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
26 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).
26 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
    3.47%3.47% of portfolio
    $444.1M$444.1M 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
    0.94%0.94% of portfolio
    $120.21M$120.21M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 3. Costco Wholesale Corp
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.78%0.78% of portfolio
    $100.06M$100.06M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. Procter & Gamble Co
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.75%0.75% of portfolio
    $95.51M$95.51M invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 5. Johnson & Johnson
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.64%0.64% of portfolio
    $82.01M$82.01M invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 31 May 2024
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on ESGU at Morningstar.com
Current fund
ESGU
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
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 5-yr returns 
-0.31% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
0.29% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.21% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
0.21% less invested
Current fund
ESGU
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
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 5-yr returns 
-0.31% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
0.29% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.21% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
0.21% less invested
Current fund
ESGU
iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
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 5-yr returns 
-0.31% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
0.29% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.21% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
0.21% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
ESGU - iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF
28%
7.88%
15%
/
0.52% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
28%
9.54%
16%
13%
0.23% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.6%
-1.66%
-0.31%
/
0.29%  higher
Find more financial data on ESGU at Morningstar.com
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