Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Fund offered by:
Vanguard
Ticker: VFINX
Fossil fuel grade: Fossil fuel exposure of 9.01% places the fund in the D grade range of between 7% and 11% exposure.Fossil fuel exposure of 9.01% places the fund in the D grade range of between 7% and 11% exposure.How we track fossil fuel investments
D
$47.13 BILLION
in fossil fuel investments
Fossil free badges
0 out of 5 badges
Legacy grade: Funds can earn up to five badges for avoiding stock investments in different fossil fuel sectors.
57
fossil fuel stocks found
9.01%
of assets flagged
Data as of 11/30/19
Fossil fuel holdings
  For each fossil fuel category, we show the fund's exposure, if we found any.
Click a category to see the breakdown of companies in the pie chart and list below.
Producers energy sector
Top 200 owners of carbon reserves
Top 200 owners of carbon reserves
Carbon Underground 200
3.01%
of assets
16
holdings
$15.71B
invested
Coal industry
Coal industry
Coal miners and owners of coal reserves
0.1%
of assets
1
holdings
$511.61M
invested
Oil/gas industry
Oil/gas industry
Oil/gas producers and refiners, oil field services and equipment companies, pipeline operators
4.19%
of assets
28
holdings
$21.91B
invested
Consumers utility sector
Top 30 coal-fired utilities
Top 30 coal-fired utilities
Macroclimate 30
2.65%
of assets
10
holdings
$13.85B
invested
Fossil-fired utilities
Fossil-fired utilities
Electric utilities powered by coal and natural gas
4.82%
of assets
29
holdings
$25.22B
invested
All fossil fuel companies
57 holdings
57 holdings
  • 1. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B
    Macroclimate 30Fossil-fired utility
    1.59% of assets
    $8.32B invested
  • 2. Exxon Mobil Corp
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    1.1% of assets
    $5.73B invested
  • 3. Chevron Corp
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    0.84% of assets
    $4.42B invested
  • 4. NextEra Energy Inc
    Fossil-fired utility
    0.43% of assets
    $2.27B invested
  • 5. Dominion Energy Inc
    Fossil-fired utility
    0.26% of assets
    $1.36B invested
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Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on VFINX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 12/31/19
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.1% less in annualized returns
Less invested in fossil fuels 
0.21% less invested
Lower carbon footprint 
0 tonnes CO2e/$1M USD lower
More invested in Clean200 
0.01% more invested
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 12/31/19
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.1% less in annualized returns
Less invested in fossil fuels 
0.21% less invested
Lower carbon footprint 
0 tonnes CO2e/$1M USD lower
More invested in Clean200 
0.01% more invested
Current fund
VFINX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 12/31/19
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.1% less in annualized returns
Less invested in fossil fuels 
0.21% less invested
Lower carbon footprint 
0 tonnes CO2e/$1M USD lower
More invested in Clean200 
0.01% more invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Fossil fuel %
This fund
VFINX - Vanguard 500 Index Fund
31%
15%
12%
13%
9.01% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
31%
15%
12%
13%
9.23% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.12%
-0.11%
-0.1%
-0.1%
0.21%  lower
Find more financial data on VFINX at Morningstar.com
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