Exchange-traded fund
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Fund manager
Vanguard
Ticker VDE
Fossil fuel grade: Fossil fuel exposure of 99.32% places the fund in the range of between 9% and 100% exposure. Assigned a grade of F.Fossil fuel exposure of 99.32% places the fund in the range of between 9% and 100% exposure. Assigned a grade of F.How we track fossil fuel investments
F
Investments in major fossil fuel companies
Exxon Mobil Corp
Carbon Underground 200Top 200 carbon reserves
$1.41 BILLION
Chevron Corp
Carbon Underground 200Top 200 carbon reserves
$1.22 BILLION
ConocoPhillips
Carbon Underground 200Top 200 carbon reserves
$523.19 MILLION
EOG Resources Inc
Carbon Underground 200Top 200 carbon reserves
$283.05 MILLION
Pioneer Natural Resources Co
Carbon Underground 200Top 200 carbon reserves
$230.28 MILLION
Occidental Petroleum Corp
Carbon Underground 200Top 200 carbon reserves
$154.28 MILLION
Fossil fuel holdings
Producers energy sector
Top 200 owners of carbon reserves
Top 200 owners of carbon reserves
Carbon Underground 200
34
holdings
$4.76B
invested
68%
of portfolio
Coal industry
Coal industry
Coal miners, coal services, owners of coal reserves
2
holdings
$11.34M
invested
0.16%
of portfolio
Oil/gas industry
Oil/gas industry
Oil/gas producers and refiners, oil field services and equipment companies, pipeline operators
95
holdings
$6.9B
invested
99%
of portfolio
Consumers utility sector
Top 30 coal-fired utilities
Top 30 coal-fired utilities
Macroclimate 30
No direct stock holdings
Fossil-fired utilities
Fossil-fired utilities
Utilities burning fossil fuels or distributing gas
No direct stock holdings
  When calculating a portfolio's screen exposure, we only consider long investments, ignoring any shorts or liabilities.
All fossil fuel companies
97 holdings
97 holdings
  • 1. Exxon Mobil Corp
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    $1.41B
    20%
  • 2. Chevron Corp
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    $1.22B
    17%
  • 3. ConocoPhillips
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    $523.19M
    7.52%
  • 4. EOG Resources Inc
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    $283.05M
    4.07%
  • 5. Pioneer Natural Resources Co
    Carbon Underground 200Oil/gas industry
    $230.28M
    3.31%
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Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on VDE at Morningstar.com
Current fund
VDE
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Equity Energy
vs.
Benchmark
ACWI
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
World Large-Stock Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 12/31/21
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-11.65% less in annualized returns
More invested in fossil fuels 
92% more invested
Higher carbon footprint 
262 tonnes CO2e/$1M USD higher
Less invested in Clean200 
14.67% less invested
Current fund
VDE
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Equity Energy
vs.
Benchmark
ACWI
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
World Large-Stock Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 12/31/21
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-11.65% less in annualized returns
More invested in fossil fuels 
92% more invested
Higher carbon footprint 
262 tonnes CO2e/$1M USD higher
Less invested in Clean200 
14.67% less invested
Current fund
VDE
Vanguard Energy Index Fund
Family
Vanguard
Category
Equity Energy
vs.
Benchmark
ACWI
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
World Large-Stock Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 12/31/21
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: MSCI ACWI
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-11.65% less in annualized returns
More invested in fossil fuels 
92% more invested
Higher carbon footprint 
262 tonnes CO2e/$1M USD higher
Less invested in Clean200 
14.67% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Fossil fuel %
This fund
VDE - Vanguard Energy Index Fund
56%
4.52%
-2.25%
0.35%
99% 
Benchmark
ACWI - iShares MSCI ACWI ETF
18%
20%
15%
12%
7.55% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
38%
-15.88%
-16.79%
-11.65%
92%  higher
Find more financial data on VDE at Morningstar.com
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