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iShares Developed World ESG Screened Index Fund (IE)

Overview

Important Information: Capital at Risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed. The fund invests a large portion of assets which are denominated in other currencies; hence changes in the relevant exchange rate will affect the value of the investment. The Fund may be exposed to finance sector companies, as a service provider or as counterparty for financial contracts. Liquidity in the financial markets has been severely restricted, causing a number of firms to withdrawn from the market, or in some extreme cases, becoming insolvent. This may have an adverse affect on the activities of the fund. The Fund uses derivatives as part of its investment strategy. Compared to a fund which only invests in traditional instruments such as stocks and bonds, derivatives are potentially subject to a higher level of risk. All financial investments involve an element of risk. Therefore, the value of your investment and the income from it will vary and your initial investment amount cannot be guaranteed.
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Performance

Performance

Growth of Hypothetical 10,000

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Distributions

Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date
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31-Dec-2015
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31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2016
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2017
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2018
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2019
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31-Dec-2020
Total Return (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

27.98 11.68 -2.81 22.86 12.67
Benchmark (%)

as of Dec 31, 2020

28.20 11.73 -2.70 22.91 12.85
  1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
18.59 10.49 14.15 - 11.77
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

18.79 10.61 14.28 - 11.90
  YTD 1m 3M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10y Incept.
-0.68 0.71 1.18 18.59 34.90 93.81 - 121.29
Benchmark (%)

as of Feb 28, 2021

-0.65 0.72 1.21 18.79 35.32 94.88 - 123.11
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 5, 2021 USD 1,334.634
Fund Inception Date Jan 10, 2014
Share Class Inception Date Jan 10, 2014
12m Trailing Yield as of Feb 28, 2021 1.24
Number of Holdings as of Feb 26, 2021 1498
Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Global Large-Cap Blend Equity
Benchmark Index MSCI WORLD ESG SCREENED - Net GBP
Domicile Ireland
Regulatory Structure UCITS
Management Company BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
Ongoing Charge 0.17%
ISIN IE00BFG1TS24
Bloomberg Ticker BDWETGD
Annual Management Fee 0.15%
Initial Charge 0.00%
Performance Fee 0.00%
SEDOL BFG1TS2
Bloomberg Benchmark Ticker -
Dealing Settlement Trade Date + 3 days
Dealing Frequency Daily, forward pricing basis
Minimum Initial Investment GBP 1000000
Minimum Subsequent Investment -
Use of Income Distributing

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

3y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 14.82
3y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.001
5y Volatility - Benchmark as of Feb 28, 2021 12.49
5y Beta as of Feb 28, 2021 1.001

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics

Sustainability Characteristics can help investors integrate non-financial, sustainability considerations into their investment process. These metrics enable investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insight into the effective management and long-term financial prospects of a fund.


The metrics below have been provided for transparency and informational purposes only. The existence of an ESG rating is not indicative of how or whether ESG factors will be integrated into a fund. The metrics are based on MSCI ESG Fund Ratings and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind Sustainability Characteristics, using links below.

MSCI ESG Fund Rating (AAA-CCC) as of Feb 5, 2021 A
MSCI ESG Quality Score (0-10) as of Feb 5, 2021 5.76
MSCI ESG Quality Score - Peer Percentile as of Feb 5, 2021 28.13
MSCI ESG % Coverage as of Feb 5, 2021 99.47
Fund Lipper Global Classification as of Feb 5, 2021 Equity Global
MSCI Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons CO2E/$M SALES) as of Feb 5, 2021 143.08
Funds in Peer Group as of Feb 5, 2021 4
All data is from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings as of Feb 5, 2021, based on holdings as of Aug 31, 2020. As such, the fund’s sustainable characteristics may differ from MSCI ESG Fund Ratings from time to time.

To be included in MSCI ESG Fund Ratings, 65% of the fund’s gross weight must come from securities covered by MSCI ESG Research (certain cash positions and other asset types deemed not relevant for ESG analysis by MSCI are removed prior to calculating a fund’s gross weight; the absolute values of short positions are included but treated as uncovered), the fund’s holdings date must be less than one year old, and the fund must have at least ten securities. For newly launched funds, sustainability characteristics are typically available 6 months after launch.

Business Involvement

Business Involvement

Business Involvement metrics can help investors gain a more comprehensive view of specific activities in which a fund may be exposed through its investments.


Business Involvement metrics are not indicative of a fund’s investment objective, and, unless otherwise stated in fund documentation and included within a fund’s investment objective, do not change a fund’s investment objective or constrain the fund’s investable universe, and there is no indication that an ESG or Impact focused investment strategy or exclusionary screens will be adopted by a fund. For more information regarding a fund's investment strategy, please see the fund's prospectus.


Review the MSCI methodology behind the Business Involvement metrics, using links below.

MSCI - Controversial Weapons as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - UN Global Compact Violators as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Nuclear Weapons as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Thermal Coal as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Civilian Firearms as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Oil Sands as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%
MSCI - Tobacco as of Feb 26, 2021 0.00%

Business Involvement Coverage as of Feb 26, 2021 99.63%
Percentage of Fund not covered as of Feb 26, 2021 0.37%
BlackRock business involvement exposures as shown above for Thermal Coal and Oil Sands are calculated and reported for companies that generate more than 5% of revenue from thermal coal or oil sands as defined by MSCI ESG Research. For the exposure to companies that generate any revenue from thermal coal or oil sands (at a 0% revenue threshold), as defined by MSCI ESG Research, it is as follows: Thermal Coal 0.46% and for Oil Sands 1.25%.

Business Involvement metrics are calculated by BlackRock using data from MSCI ESG Research which provides a profile of each company’s specific business involvement. BlackRock leverages this data to provide a summed up view across holdings and translates it to a fund's market value exposure to the listed Business Involvement areas above.


Business Involvement metrics are designed only to identify companies where MSCI has conducted research and identified as having involvement in the covered activity. As a result, it is possible there is additional involvement in these covered activities where MSCI does not have coverage. This information should not be used to produce comprehensive lists of companies without involvement. Business Involvement metrics are only displayed if at least 1% of the fund’s gross weight includes securities covered by MSCI ESG Research.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for iShares Developed World ESG Screened Index Fund (IE), Institutional, as of Feb 28, 2021 rated against 3401 Global Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds.

Risk Indicator

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Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 26, 2021
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 4.17
MICROSOFT CORP 3.39
AMAZON COM INC 2.67
FACEBOOK CLASS A INC 1.26
ALPHABET INC CLASS A 1.23
Name Weight (%)
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.22
TESLA INC 1.04
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 0.91
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 0.85
VISA INC CLASS A 0.73
Holdings subject to change

Pricing & Exchange

Investor Class Currency Distribution Frequency NAV NAV Amount Change NAV % Change 52wk High 52wk Low Bid Price ISIN Offer Price TIS
Institutional GBP Daily 19.89 0.40 2.08 20.58 13.92 19.88 IE00BFG1TS24 19.91 -
Institutional USD - 13.73 0.11 0.83 14.24 7.93 - IE00BFG1TN78 - -
Inst EUR Accumulating 18.86 0.36 1.95 19.28 12.06 18.85 IE00BFG1TM61 18.87 -
Flexible USD Accumulating 18.86 0.16 0.83 19.57 10.88 18.85 IE00BFG1TG02 18.87 -
Flexible GBP Daily 19.89 0.40 2.08 20.59 13.92 19.88 IE00BFG1TL54 19.91 -
D GBP Quarterly 13.06 0.27 2.08 13.52 9.14 13.06 IE00BYZ8K068 13.07 -
D USD Accumulating 15.25 0.13 0.83 15.82 8.81 15.24 IE00BYZ8K175 15.26 -

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Kieran Doyle
Kieran Doyle
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group
EMEA Beta Instl PM Group

Literature

Literature