US VEGAN CLIMATE ETF (Ticker: VEGN)

The US Vegan Climate ETF (Ticker: VEGN) seeks to track the Beyond Investing US Vegan Climate Index (VEGAN). VEGAN screens large cap US companies for a variety of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) considerations, primarily animal harm and exploitation, as well as fossil fuels, environmental damage, and human rights.

By tracking the index, VEGN seeks to invest in companies that offer:

  • A humane approach. VEGN seeks to provide market-capitalization-weighted exposure to US companies that satisfy its rigorous ESG standards, limiting its largest holdings to 5% of the total portfolio.
  • Animal-friendly. VEGN aims to exclude from consideration companies that harm animals, screening out companies that are involved in animal testing, animal-derived products, as well as animals in sports or entertainment.
  • Good for the environment, good for people. VEGN screens out companies involved in fossil fuels and their use in energy production and also excludes companies involved in military and defense, as well as human rights abuses.

Through its passive rules-based approach VEGAN seeks to avoid investments in companies whose activities directly contribute to animal suffering, destruction of the natural environment and climate change.

VEGAN is independently calculated and published real-time at VEGAN on Bloomberg and Reuters terminals as well as reported daily on the Solactive website.

The US Vegan Climate ETF is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker VEGN, with a total expense ratio of 0.60%.

The prospectus explains the Index strategy and most importantly the policies developed by Beyond Investing, which are enshrined in the rules governing the Index.

These rules seek to address a broad range of activities that hurt animals and to exclude companies engaged in those practices from the Index. These include extraction and burning of fossil fuel due to the threat to the environment and wildlife posed by global warming.

Why VEGN ETF?

The VEGN ETF seeks to avoid investing in companies involved in the slaughter, cruelty and mistreatment of billions of animals each year. We will not invest in any company that is reliant on one or more of the following areas:

Animals

ANIMALS

  • Animal testing.
  • Animal-derived products, animal farming, and other exploitation activities.
  • Animals in sport and entertainment.
  • Research, development, and use of genetically engineered animals.
Planet

PLANET

  • Extraction or refining, or services principally related to the extraction or refining, of fossil fuels.
  • Burning of fossil fuels for energy production.
  • Other activities having a significant negative environmental impact (e.g., high carbon intensity activities, high climate change impact, habitat destruction), unless the applicable company undertakes positive initiatives that effectively address those impacts.
People

PEOPLE

  • Tobacco products.
  • Armaments and products specifically designed for military and defence uses.
  • Contributions to the abuse of human rights or lack of robust, detailed, and independently published policies covering human rights and child/forced labour.

A kinder, cleaner, healthier world

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Impact Chart

The table below presents an impact assessment of the US Vegan Climate Index (VEGAN) as compared to the S&P500 Index (data supplied by Impact-Cubed as at 30 June 2021).

The US Vegan Climate Index, being zero animal exploitation and zero fossil fuel, represents a portfolio of stocks with lower greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation and fresh water utilisation as compared to the S&P500 Index.

VEGAN S&P500 INDEX
Greenhouse gases 34.45 155.21 Tons of GHG (Scope 1&2) emissions per $million of revenue
Waste generation 3.28 147.96 Tons of waste generated per $million of revenue
Fresh water utilisation 0.34 4.59 Thousand cubic metres fresh water used per $million of revenue

(as at 6/30/2021)

US Vegan Climate ETF (VEGN)

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FUND DETAILS
Ticker VEGN
Primary Exchange NYSE
CUSIP 26922A 297
ISIN US26922A2978
Fund Inception 9/9/2019
Expense Ratio 0.60%

FUND PRICING

NAVPremium Discount PercentageClosing PriceMedian 30 Day Spread Percentage
$43.11570.08$43.15000.12

FUND ASSETS

Net AssetsShares Outstanding
$73,296,6191,700,000
Fund Pricing and Fund Assets as of
PERFORMANCE Quarter end returns PUBLISHED AS OF 9/30/2021
  AVG. ANNUALIZED
Quarter 1 Year 3 Year Since Inception
Fund NAV -0.31% 29.70% N/A 25.43%
Market Price -0.07% 29.72% N/A 25.56%
BEYOND INVESTING US VEGAN CLIMATE INDEX -0.15% 30.76% N/A 26.44%
S&P500 INDEX 0.58% 30.00% N/A 21.69%

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The 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 their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance current to the most recent month-end can be obtained by calling (1-800-617-0004).

Short-term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund’s future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns.

The market price is the final price at which a security is traded on a given trading day. Net Asset Value( NAV) is value per share on a specific date or time.

Only returns for periods of more than one year are shown annualized.

TOP 10 HOLDINGS

IDENTIFIERNAMEWeightings
NVDANVIDIA CORPORATION7.32%
TSLATESLA INC6.46%
MSFTMICROSOFT CORP5.29%
UNHUNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC3.45%
VVISA INC2.80%
MAMASTERCARD INCORPORATED2.73%
CMCSACOMCAST CORP NEW2.58%
GOOGLALPHABET INC2.45%
GOOGALPHABET INC2.40%
PYPLPAYPAL HLDGS INC2.28%
DISTRIBUTION DETAIL
EX- Date Record Date Payable Date Amount ($)
June 16, 2020 June 17, 2020 June 18, 2020 0.06370217
September 15, 2020 September 16, 2020 September 17, 2020 0.02345676
December 15, 2020 December 16, 2020 December 17, 2020 0.09146100
March 16, 2021 March 17, 2021 March 18, 2021 0.03889570
June 15, 2021 June 16, 2021 June 17, 2021 0.04415921
September 14, 2021 September 15, 2021 September 16, 2021 0.03322372

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly

Data as of . Holdings are subject to change.

How do you invest in VEGN ETF?

Investing in VEGN is as simple as contacting your broker, or accessing your online trading platform.
The ETF is also available for investment on many retirement and RIA platforms.

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US Vegan Climate Index (VEGN) Documents

Prospectus

VEGN Prospectus (pdf)

Factsheet

VEGN Factsheet (pdf)

SAI

VEGN Statement of Additional Information (pdf)

Summary Prospectus

VEGN ETF Summary (pdf)

N-PX

VEGN N-PX (pdf)

Annual Report

VEGN Annual Report (pdf)

Semi-Annual Report

VEGN Semi-Annual Report (pdf)

Premium/Discount

VEGN Premium/Discount (pdf)

Advisor

www.beyondinvesting.com
(link goes to the advisor website)

Your Questions Answered

VEGN FAQ (pdf)

The fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-617-0004. Read it carefully before investing.

Beyond Investing LLC is the adviser to the US Vegan Climate ETF. VEGN is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

US Vegan Climate Index (VEGN) Schedule Of Investments

Schedule Of Investments - April 2020

Schedule Of Investments – April 2021

Schedule Of Investments - October 2020

Schedule Of Investments – October 2020

VEGN in the News

9 September 2021 – GOOD FOR PEOPLE, THE PLANET AND YOUR POCKETBOOK – VEGAN ETF CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF OUTPERFORMING THE S&P 500 INDEX
Beyond Investing

11 April 2021 – Beyond Investing–World’s First Vegan Investment Platform
Green Money

2 February 2021 – Biodiversity is essential for human survival – so why are there so few opportunities to invest sustainably?
Beyond Investing

15 January 2021 – The Story Behind the Market’s Hottest Funds
Wall Street Journal

25 November 2020 – From veganism to #BLM: Big Data promises to transform niche ETFs
Financial Times

14 October 2020 – The founder of the world’s first vegan ETF explains how her market-beating fund is naturally built to include the pandemic’s biggest winners — and why industry titans like Facebook and Uber fit the bill
Business Insider

15 September 2020 – Ethical Stock Investment Celebrates One Year On New York Stock Exchange
Plantbased News

14 September 2020 – In First Year Nifty Vegan ETF Struts Its Stuff
MarketWatch

19 July 2020 – Examining The New Vegan ETF
TheStreet.com

15 July 2020 – Low-Methane Meat Has Finally Arrived
Bloomberg Green

7 February 2020 – How a Vegan Ends Up With Leather In Her Portfolio
New York Times

6 February 2020 – Wall Street takes notice of plant-based food trend
Crain’s New York Business

21 January 2020 – VEGN ETF outperforms S&P 500
eft express

17 December 2019 – How investors can participate in plant-based profits
The Globe and Mail

26 September 2019 – New Vegan ETF Starts a Food Fight in the ETF Industry
Bloomberg TV

12 September 2019 – What Is the First ‘Vegan ETF?
Investopedia

12 September 2019 – Vegan ETF Trades Over $4M on First Day at New York Stock Exchange
Vegconomist

10 September 2019 – A vegan ETF just launched. Should you buy?
CNN Business

10 September 2019 – Vegan ETF VEGN debuts on NYSE
ETFTrends

10 September 2019 – Index Like You Care: Sustainable Investing with Vegan ETF
Sentient Media

20 August 2019 – Ethical Investing: The first vegan ETF’s founder explains how her fund invests
Stockhead

16 August 2019 – Ethical Stock Investment To Launch On New York Stock Exchange
PBN

16 August 2019 – Vegan-friendly, climate conscious ETF set to launch
Insurance Journal (Canada)

15 August 2019 – Vegan ETF is Getting Ready to Launch
ETF Trends

15 August 2019 – US Vegan Climate ETF (VEGN) to Hit US Market in September
Zacks

13 August 2019 – Beyond Investing Launches World’s First Vegan Exchange Traded Fund
Vegconomist

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