US Vegan Climate Index®

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  • The US Vegan Climate Index (VEGAN), developed by Beyond Investing is a passive, rules- based index of U.S. mainly large cap stocks, screened according to vegan and climate- conscious principles.
  • VEGAN excludes companies engaged in animal exploitation, defense, human rights abuses, fossil fuels extraction and energy production, and other environmentally damaging activities. VEGAN includes mid cap stocks that replace companies in sectors that become underweight through their exclusions.
  • VEGAN demonstrates that it is possible to obtain broad-based market exposure, whilst adhering to animal and environmentally-friendly principles.

Ticker: .VEGAN
Inception date: 6 June 2018

Benchmark: S&P500 Index
Calculation agent: Solactive AG

Number of stocks

Weighted average market cap

Beta

Tracking error

Excess return

250

$106bn

1.08

0.45%

0.15%

Number of stocks

250

Weighted average market cap

$106bn

Beta

1.08

Tracking error

0.45%

Excess return

0.15%

(annualised through 30 September 2022)

Live Index Price Performance

US Vegan Climate Index - Live Performance

(from 6 June 2018 to 30 September 2022)

Sector Comparison

S&P500
VEGAN

Top 10 Constituents

  • Tesla Inc – 5.44%
  • United Health Group – 4.77%
  • Visa Inc – 3.68%
  • Mastercard Inc – 3.66%
  • Nvidia Corp – 3.24%
  • Broadcom Inc – 2.71%
  • Cisco Systems Inc – 2.67%
  • Alphabet Inc C – 2.15%
  • Alphabet Inc A – 2.14%
  • Accenture PLC – 1.42%

(as at 30th September 2022)

Breakdown Of Exclusions

Animal-derived products - 23.3%
Animal testing - 14.2%
Energy production from fossil fuel - 2.9%
Military and defense - 8.3%
Fossil fuel - 4.6%
Financing of fossil fuel - 4.5%
Animals in sport and entertainment - 2.3%
Other environmental damage - 2%
Human rights abuses - 0.3%

(as at 30th September 2022)

Impact Metrics

US Vegan Climate Index - Impact Metrics
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