iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
Fund offered by:
BlackRock/iShares
Ticker: EFA
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.
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F
18.86%
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
93
HOLDINGS FLAGGED
19%
OF ASSETS FLAGGED
This fund contains
 $9.2 BILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
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producers
Commodity producers
15 holdings
1.4% of assets
$681.11 MILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
21 holdings
4.92% of assets
$2.4 BILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
63 holdings
13% of assets
$6.39 BILLION invested
Commodity producers
Commodity producers
15 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.
15 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. ITOCHU Corp
    Timber producerRubber producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
    0.24%0.24% of portfolio
    $118.86M$118.86M invested
    Timber producerRubber producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
  • 2. Mitsubishi Corp
    Palm oil producer
    0.22%0.22% of portfolio
    $108.92M$108.92M invested
    Palm oil producer
  • 3. Neste Corp
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.16%0.16% of portfolio
    $78.05M$78.05M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 4. Glencore PLC
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.16%0.16% of portfolio
    $77.91M$77.91M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 5. UPM-Kymmene Oyj
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
    0.11%0.11% of portfolio
    $55.76M$55.76M invested
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
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Banks and lenders
Banks and lenders
21 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).
21 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. HSBC Holdings PLC
    0.63%0.63% of portfolio
    $309.04M$309.04M invested
  • 2. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    0.63%0.63% of portfolio
    $307.33M$307.33M invested
  • 3. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
    0.36%0.36% of portfolio
    $175.23M$175.23M invested
  • 4. BNP Paribas
    0.35%0.35% of portfolio
    $169.28M$169.28M invested
  • 5. Westpac Banking Corp
    0.33%0.33% of portfolio
    $161.23M$161.23M invested
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Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
63 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).
63 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Nestle SA
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    2.53%2.53% of portfolio
    $1.23B$1.23B 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
    0.92%0.92% of portfolio
    $448.62M$448.62M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. Unilever NV
    Palm oil major consumer brand
    0.6%0.6% of portfolio
    $291.36M$291.36M invested
    Palm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. L'Oreal SA
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.59%0.59% of portfolio
    $286.24M$286.24M invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 5. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.5%0.5% of portfolio
    $245.62M$245.62M 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 EFA at Morningstar.com
Current fund
EFA
iShares MSCI EAFE 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:
Higher 10-yr returns 
0.69% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.03% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
1.29% more invested
More invested in major consumer brands 
4.17% more invested
Current fund
EFA
iShares MSCI EAFE 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:
Higher 10-yr returns 
0.69% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.03% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
1.29% more invested
More invested in major consumer brands 
4.17% more invested
Current fund
EFA
iShares MSCI EAFE 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:
Higher 10-yr returns 
0.69% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.03% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
1.29% more invested
More invested in major consumer brands 
4.17% more invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
EFA - iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
6.01%
2.26%
4.66%
5.78%
1.4% 
Benchmark
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
7.98%
2.55%
5.63%
5.09%
1.43% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-1.97%
-0.29%
-0.97%
0.69%
0.03%  lower
Find more financial data on EFA at Morningstar.com
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