Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
Fund offered by:
Vanguard
Ticker: VSGXsocially responsible
Tobacco grade: Fund is invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies, but no holdings flagged for our tobacco producer screen. Assigned a grade of B.
How we track tobacco investments
B
$13.78 MILLION
INVESTED IN
TOBACCO-PROMOTING
ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES
Tobacco companies that produce or manufacture tobacco products
Tobacco producers
that produce or manufacture tobacco products
Entertainment companies that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
1
holdings flagged
0.54%
of assets flagged
Tobacco companies
Tobacco companies
0 holdings
0% of assets
$0 invested
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
1 holdings
0.54% of assets
$13.78 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
1 investments in tobacco producers and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
Tobacco companies icon
Tobacco companies
0 holdings
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies icon
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
1 HOLDINGS
1 holdings
  • 1. Sony Group Corp
    0.54% of portfolio
    $13.78M 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 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 tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.61% less invested
Less invested in tobacco producers 
0.62% less invested
More invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
<0.01% more 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 tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.61% less invested
Less invested in tobacco producers 
0.62% less invested
More invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
<0.01% more 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 tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.61% less invested
Less invested in tobacco producers 
0.62% less invested
More invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
<0.01% more invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Overall exposure
This fund
VSGX - Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
22%
9.09%
/
/
0.54% 
Benchmark
ACWX - iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
23%
7.63%
8.67%
7.33%
1.15% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.79%
1.46%
/
/
0.61%  lower
Find more financial data on VSGX at Morningstar.com
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