Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
Fund offered by:
Vanguard
Ticker: VSGXsocially responsible
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
11.52%
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
158
holdings flagged
12%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $293.06 MILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
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producers
Commodity producers
47 holdings
0.49% of assets
$12.35 MILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
33 holdings
4.25% of assets
$108.22 MILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
88 holdings
6.95% of assets
$176.86 MILLION invested
Commodity producers
Commodity producers
47 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%.
47 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Mondi PLC
    Paper/pulp producer
    0.06%0.06% of portfolio
    $1.6M$1.6M invested
    Paper/pulp producer
  • 2. Stora Enso Oyj Class R
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
    0.06%0.06% of portfolio
    $1.57M$1.57M invested
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
  • 3. WH Group Ltd
    Cattle producer
    0.04%0.04% of portfolio
    $1.04M$1.04M invested
    Cattle producer
  • 4. Oji Holdings Corp
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
    0.04%0.04% of portfolio
    $936,507$936,507 invested
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
  • 5. Suzano SA
    Timber producerPaper/pulp producer
    0.03%0.03% of portfolio
    $782,437$782,437 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. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    0.52%0.52% of portfolio
    $13.26M$13.26M invested
  • 2. Westpac Banking Corp
    0.28%0.28% of portfolio
    $7.25M$7.25M invested
  • 3. BNP Paribas Act. Cat.A
    0.28%0.28% of portfolio
    $7.23M$7.23M invested
  • 4. National Australia Bank Ltd
    0.28%0.28% of portfolio
    $7.09M$7.09M invested
  • 5. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
    0.28%0.28% of portfolio
    $7.03M$7.03M invested
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Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
88 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).
88 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Nestle SA
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    1.47%1.47% of portfolio
    $37.42M$37.42M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. Unilever PLC
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.58%0.58% of portfolio
    $14.86M$14.86M invested
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. adidas AG
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.29%0.29% of portfolio
    $7.34M$7.34M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 4. Kering SA
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.24%0.24% of portfolio
    $6.14M$6.14M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 5. RELX PLC
    Paper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.23%0.23% of portfolio
    $5.94M$5.94M invested
    Paper/pulp major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 8/31/21
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on VSGX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
VSGX
Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
Family
Vanguard
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: 9/30/21
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 3-yr returns 
1.46% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.89% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.05% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
1.55% less invested
Current fund
VSGX
Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
Family
Vanguard
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: 9/30/21
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 3-yr returns 
1.46% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.89% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.05% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
1.55% less invested
Current fund
VSGX
Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
Family
Vanguard
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: 9/30/21
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 3-yr returns 
1.46% more in annualized returns
Less invested in commodity producers 
0.89% less invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.05% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
1.55% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
VSGX - Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
22%
9.09%
/
/
0.49% 
Benchmark
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
23%
7.63%
8.67%
7.33%
1.37% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.79%
1.46%
/
/
0.89%  lower
Find more financial data on VSGX at Morningstar.com
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