iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
Fund offered by:
BlackRock/iShares
Ticker: EFA
Tobacco grade: F
This grade is based on the fund's investments in tobacco companies and major entertainment companies that feature smoking in films marketed to kids.See how we calculate the grade
F
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$781.59 MILLION
INVESTED IN TOBACCO
AND TOBACCO-PROMOTING
ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES
Tobacco companies that produce or manufacture tobacco products
TOBACCO COMPANIES
that produce or manufacture tobacco products
Entertainment companies that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES
that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
5
holdings flagged
1.6%
of assets flagged
Tobacco companies
Tobacco companies
4 holdings
0.91% of assets
$441.88 MILLION invested
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
1 holdings
0.7% of assets
$339.71 MILLION invested
Why entertainment companies?
“R”-rating future movies with smoking will prevent one million tobacco deaths in this generation of U.S. kids. Hollywood studios and their parent companies, the nation’s best-known entertainment companies, are well aware of the public health risk, but continue to intentionally expose millions of kids.
Tell Hollywood to rate smoking “R”
Join our call to eliminate smoking from youth-rated movies
Take action
This fund contains
5 investments in tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
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Tobacco companies
4 HOLDINGS
4 holdings
  • 1. British American Tobacco PLC
    0.55% of assets
    $267.69M invested
  • 2. Japan Tobacco Inc
    0.16% of assets
    $77.07M invested
  • 3. Imperial Brands PLC
    0.11% of assets
    $54.66M invested
  • 4. Swedish Match AB
    0.09% of assets
    $42.45M invested
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Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
1 HOLDINGS
1 holdings
  • 1. Sony Corp
    0.7% of assets
    $339.71M invested
Are entertainment companies rated the same as tobacco companies?
No - tobacco companies bear greater responsibility to the tobacco epidemic, and our grading methodology reflects this. However, the scientific consensus is that tobacco depictions in movies cause kids to begin smoking. Public health impacts can damage a company’s reputation and brand value, decreasing long-term shareholder value. Asset managers should be engaging entertainment companies by signing investor letters, supporting shareholder resolutions, or otherwise pressing entertainment companies to remove smoking from youth-rated movies.
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
More invested in tobacco and entertainment companies 
0.52% more invested
More invested in tobacco companies 
0.28% more invested
More invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.25% 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
More invested in tobacco and entertainment companies 
0.52% more invested
More invested in tobacco companies 
0.28% more invested
More invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.25% 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
More invested in tobacco and entertainment companies 
0.52% more invested
More invested in tobacco companies 
0.28% more invested
More invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.25% more invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Overall tobacco weight
This fund
EFA - iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
6.01%
2.26%
4.66%
5.78%
1.6% 
Benchmark
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
7.98%
2.55%
5.63%
5.09%
1.08% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-1.97%
-0.29%
-0.97%
0.69%
0.52%  higher
Find more financial data on EFA at Morningstar.com
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