Exchange-traded fund
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
TickerVDE
Fund manager
Vanguard
Deforestation grade: No holdings flagged for our deforestation screens. Assigned a grade of A.
How we track deforestation-risk investments
A
0%
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
0
holdings flagged
0%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $0 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
0 holdings
0% of assets
$0 invested
banks
Banks and lenders
0 holdings
0% of assets
$0 invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
0 holdings
0% of assets
$0 invested
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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 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%.
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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).
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Major consumer brands
0 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).
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DATA AS OF 9/30/22
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on VDE at Morningstar.com
Current fund
VDE
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Equity Energy
vs.
Benchmark
ACWI
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Global Large-Stock Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 10/31/22
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-2.87% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.76% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
3.04% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
11.68% less invested
Current fund
VDE
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Equity Energy
vs.
Benchmark
ACWI
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Global Large-Stock Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 10/31/22
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-2.87% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.76% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
3.04% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
11.68% less invested
Current fund
VDE
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Equity Energy
vs.
Benchmark
ACWI
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Global Large-Stock Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 10/31/22
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-2.87% less in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.76% less invested
Less invested in banks and lenders 
3.04% less invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
11.68% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
VDE - Vanguard Energy Index Fund
62%
24%
10%
5.28%
0% 
Benchmark
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
-19.94%
4.85%
5.35%
8.14%
0.76% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
82%
19%
5.09%
-2.87%
0.76%  lower
Find more financial data on VDE at Morningstar.com
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