Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares Index Fund

Product Name

Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares Index Fund

Issuer

Vanguard

Category

Investment

Type

Fund or Trust

Target

Wholesale, Institutional

Certified Since

2019

Asset Classes

International equities

Markets

New Zealand, Australia

Investment Approaches

Negative Screening

It Includes:

  • No inclusions5 No specific themes

It has some level of screening for:

  • Riaa icons 41 Alcohol
  • Riaa icons 33 Fossil fuels
  • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
  • Riaa icons 99 Pornography
  • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco

It fully excludes:

  • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
  • Riaa icons 52 Human rights abuses
  • Riaa icons 38 Labour rights violations
  • Riaa icons 50 Nuclear power

Overview

The Fund seeks to track the return of the FTSE Developed ex Australia Choice Index in Australian dollars before taking into account fees, expenses and tax. The index excludes companies with significant business activities involving fossil fuels, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, military weapons and civilian firearms, nuclear power, adult entertainment and a conduct related screen based on severe controversies.


Description


The Fund is exposed to all of the securities in the index most of the time, allowing for individual security weightings to vary marginally from the index from time to time. The Fund may be exposed to securities that have been removed from or are expected to be included in the index. The Fund may also invest in futures. 

The FTSE Developed ex Australia Choice Index comprises securities (shares) listed on the exchanges of the world’s major developed economies. The index excludes companies with significant business activities involving fossil fuels, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, military weapons and civilian firearms, nuclear power, adult entertainment and a conduct related screen based on severe controversies. Exclusion notes 

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