ESG International Equity Portfolio

Overview

Unit value as of  
Day change
Total annual asset-based fees   0.46%
Inception date   2/11/2022

Investment objective

This Investment Portfolio seeks to provide a favorable long-term total return.


Investment strategy

This Investment Portfolio invests 100% of its assets in one mutual fund that invests primarily in the equity securities of foreign companies that meet certain environmental, social and governance criteria, such as criteria related to climate change, natural resource use, waste management, environmental opportunities, human capital, product safety, social opportunities, corporate governance, business ethics, and governmental and public policy, as well as adherence to international norms and principals relating to, among other examples, human and labor rights.


Risk level

Conservative

Moderate

Aggressive

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Historical performance

Average annual total returns as of 10/31/2022

Category ESG International Equity Portfolio Benchmark
Year to date
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Since inception -20.70% -21.30%

Average annual total returns as of 9/30/2022

Category ESG International Equity Portfolio Benchmark
Year to date
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Since inception -25.10% -25.32%

The performance data quoted represent past performance and are net of all fees and expenses. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your account will fluctuate, so your investment may be worth more or less than the original value when you withdraw your money. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Investors cannot invest directly in a benchmark.

All performance figures in the table, with the exception of the performance figures in the year-to-date column, represent the average annual compound rate of the total return. All figures in the year-to-date column represent cumulative, nonannualized returns.

Asset allocation

  • 100.00% Equities

Underlying funds

Ticker Underlying fund Allocation
TSONX TIAA-CREF Social Choice International Equity Fund 100.00%

The above table lists the underlying investments in which this investment option invests, and the percentage of the investment option’s assets allocated to each of its investments. Please keep in mind that if you invest in this investment option, you will own this investment option; you will not own shares in any of the above mutual funds. For more information on investment options, fees and expenses, including cost examples, please read the Plan Description.

529 Investment Lead

Jeremy Thiessen

Jeremy Thiessen

Head of Investment Strategies

To learn more about California’s ScholarShare 529, its investment objectives, tax benefits, risks and costs, please see the Plan Description at ScholarShare529.com Read it carefully. Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. Check with your home state to learn if it offers tax or other benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds or protection from creditors for investing in its own 529 plan.

Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.

The material contained on this website is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy, sell or hold a security or investment strategy and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. The information provided does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be based on an investor’s objectives and circumstances.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributor and underwriter for California’s ScholarShare 529.

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