iShares ESG MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF
Fund offered by:
BlackRock/iShares
Ticker: ESML
socially responsible
Deforestation grade: B
This grade is based on how much money the fund has invested in three key deforestation-driving sectors: commodity producers, banks and lenders, and major consumer brands.
See how we track deforestation-risk investments
B
1.76%
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
10
HOLDINGS FLAGGED
1.76%
OF ASSETS FLAGGED
This fund contains
 $2.2 MILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm, is among the world's top investors in the agribusiness companies responsible for destroying our tropical rainforests. To make the urgent transformations needed to end global deforestation and reign in the climate crisis, BlackRock needs to change its ways. Tell BlackRock to adopt a No Deforestation Policy!
Sign the petition
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
10 holdings
1.76% of assets
$2.2 MILLION invested
No holdings icon
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 F.
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
10 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).
10 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. US Foods Holding Corp
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.35%0.35% of portfolio
    $442,995$442,995 invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.35%0.35% of portfolio
    $434,727$434,727 invested
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. Deckers Outdoor Corp
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.25%0.25% of portfolio
    $309,274$309,274 invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 4. Williams-Sonoma Inc
    Timber major consumer brand
    0.22%0.22% of portfolio
    $269,388$269,388 invested
    Timber major consumer brand
  • 5. The Wendy's Co Class A
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.15%0.15% of portfolio
    $184,520$184,520 invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
View next 5
View more info
DATA AS OF 1/31/20
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on ESML at Morningstar.com
Current fund
ESML
iShares ESG MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
Category
Small 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: 1/31/20
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 1-yr returns 
-9.92% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.33% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
3.39% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
12.36% less invested
Current fund
ESML
iShares ESG MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
Category
Small 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: 1/31/20
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 1-yr returns 
-9.92% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.33% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
3.39% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
12.36% less invested
Current fund
ESML
iShares ESG MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
Category
Small 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: 1/31/20
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 1-yr returns 
-9.92% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.33% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
3.39% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
12.36% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
ESML - iShares ESG MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF
12%
/
/
/
0% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
22%
15%
12%
14%
0.33% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-9.92%
/
/
/
0.33%  lower
Find more financial data on ESML at Morningstar.com
Take Action
Call on U.S. investment firms to implement Deforestation and Land Grab-Free investment policies.
Find top-graded funds that avoid deforestation-risk investments.
Use Fossil Free Funds to check this fund's fossil fuel investments and carbon footprint.