Mutual fund
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
TickerVFINX
Fund manager
Vanguard
Deforestation grade: Fund is invested in deforestation-risk agricultural commodity producer/traders, below the threshold of 0.5%. Assigned a grade of C.
How we track deforestation-risk investments
C
15.92%
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
47
holdings flagged
16%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $125.4 BILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
Vanguard holds hundreds of millions of dollars in shares in the agribusiness companies most responsible for devastating our rainforests. Vanguard's continued financing of the world's worst deforesters exposes Vanguard and its clients to reputational and financial risk - and Vanguard has no policy in place to stop the destruction. Tell Vanguard to adopt a No Deforestation Policy!
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producers
Commodity producers
5 holdings
0.32% of assets
$2.53 BILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
4 holdings
2.58% of assets
$20.35 BILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
42 holdings
13% of assets
$104.74 BILLION invested
Commodity producers
Commodity producers
5 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%.
5 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Archer-Daniels Midland Co
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.16%0.16% of portfolio
    $1.25B$1.25B invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 2. Tyson Foods Inc Class A
    Soy producerCattle producer
    0.06%0.06% of portfolio
    $439.96M$439.96M invested
    Soy producerCattle producer
  • 3. Hormel Foods Corp
    Soy producerCattle producer
    0.04%0.04% of portfolio
    $311.61M$311.61M invested
    Soy producerCattle producer
  • 4. International Paper Co
    Paper/pulp producer
    0.04%0.04% of portfolio
    $307.88M$307.88M invested
    Paper/pulp producer
  • 5. WestRock Co
    Paper/pulp producer
    0.03%0.03% of portfolio
    $220.93M$220.93M invested
    Paper/pulp 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
    1.18%1.18% of portfolio
    $9.28B$9.28B invested
  • 2. Bank of America Corp
    0.77%0.77% of portfolio
    $6.06B$6.06B invested
  • 3. Morgan Stanley
    0.36%0.36% of portfolio
    $2.86B$2.86B invested
  • 4. Citigroup Inc
    0.27%0.27% of portfolio
    $2.15B$2.15B invested
Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
42 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).
42 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
    2.49%2.49% of portfolio
    $19.61B$19.61B invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. Johnson & Johnson
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    1.36%1.36% of portfolio
    $10.72B$10.72B invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. Procter & Gamble Co
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    1.04%1.04% of portfolio
    $8.17B$8.17B invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. The Home Depot Inc
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.97%0.97% of portfolio
    $7.63B$7.63B invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 5. PepsiCo Inc
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.74%0.74% of portfolio
    $5.87B$5.87B invested
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 11/30/22
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on VFINX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
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: 12/31/22
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 10-yr returns 
-0.11% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
<0.01% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.03% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
0.11% less invested
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
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: 12/31/22
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 10-yr returns 
-0.11% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
<0.01% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.03% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
0.11% less invested
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
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: 12/31/22
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 10-yr returns 
-0.11% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
<0.01% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.03% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
0.11% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
VFINX - Vanguard 500 Index Fund
-18.23%
7.51%
9.28%
12%
0.32% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
-18.13%
7.63%
9.39%
13%
0.32% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.09%
-0.12%
-0.11%
-0.11%
<0.01%  higher
Find more financial data on VFINX at Morningstar.com
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