iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Fund offered by:
BlackRock/iShares
Ticker: ACWX
Deforestation grade: F
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
F
13.57%
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
152
HOLDINGS FLAGGED
14%
OF ASSETS FLAGGED
This fund contains
 $424.21 MILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
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producers
Commodity producers
42 holdings
1.43% of assets
$44.81 MILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
33 holdings
3.63% of assets
$113.73 MILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
87 holdings
8.91% of assets
$279.35 MILLION invested
Commodity producers
Commodity producers
42 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.
42 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. ITOCHU Corp
    Timber producerRubber producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
    0.16%0.16% of portfolio
    $4.92M$4.92M invested
    Timber producerRubber producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
  • 2. Mitsubishi Corp
    Palm oil producer
    0.14%0.14% of portfolio
    $4.53M$4.53M invested
    Palm oil producer
  • 3. Glencore PLC
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.11%0.11% of portfolio
    $3.44M$3.44M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 4. Neste Corp
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.1%0.1% of portfolio
    $3.19M$3.19M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 5. UPM-Kymmene Oyj
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
    0.07%0.07% of portfolio
    $2.22M$2.22M invested
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
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Banks and lenders
Banks and lenders
33 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).
33 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. HSBC Holdings PLC
    0.4%0.4% of portfolio
    $12.65M$12.65M invested
  • 2. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    0.4%0.4% of portfolio
    $12.5M$12.5M invested
  • 3. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
    0.23%0.23% of portfolio
    $7.17M$7.17M invested
  • 4. BNP Paribas
    0.22%0.22% of portfolio
    $7M$7M invested
  • 5. Westpac Banking Corp
    0.2%0.2% of portfolio
    $6.39M$6.39M invested
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Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
87 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).
87 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Nestle SA
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    1.62%1.62% of portfolio
    $50.74M$50.74M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.59%0.59% of portfolio
    $18.44M$18.44M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. Unilever NV
    Palm oil major consumer brand
    0.39%0.39% of portfolio
    $12.08M$12.08M invested
    Palm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. L'Oreal SA
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.37%0.37% of portfolio
    $11.58M$11.58M invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 5. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.32%0.32% of portfolio
    $10.13M$10.13M invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 8/31/20
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on ACWX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
Category
Foreign Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Foreign Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 8/31/20
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI Ex USA
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Same 10-yr returns 
0% same in annualized returns
Same in commodity producers 
Both 0% invested
Same in banks and lenders 
Both 0% invested
Same in major consumer brands 
Both 0% invested
Current fund
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
Category
Foreign Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Foreign Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 8/31/20
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI Ex USA
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Same 10-yr returns 
0% same in annualized returns
Same in commodity producers 
Both 0% invested
Same in banks and lenders 
Both 0% invested
Same in major consumer brands 
Both 0% invested
Current fund
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Family
BlackRock/iShares
Category
Foreign Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Foreign Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 8/31/20
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI Ex USA
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Same 10-yr returns 
0% same in annualized returns
Same in commodity producers 
Both 0% invested
Same in banks and lenders 
Both 0% invested
Same in major consumer brands 
Both 0% invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
7.98%
2.55%
5.63%
5.09%
1.43% 
Benchmark
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
7.98%
2.55%
5.63%
5.09%
1.43% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
+0%
+0%
+0%
+0%
Same
Find more financial data on ACWX at Morningstar.com
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