The RBF is pleased to become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI’s members collaborate to implement and promote a set of voluntary principles that integrate environmental, social, and governance factors into their investment analysis.
RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum, October 5, 2016.
Hugh Lawson delivered the keynote address at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum and spoke about his experience integrating ESG principles into portfolios at Goldman Sachs, as well as the Fund's mission-aligned investment practices.
The story behind the evolution of the Fund’s Mission-Aligned and Impact Investment strategies is the subject of a case study by The ImPact. The study offers actionable insights that families and organizations can use to align their investments with their values.
We are pleased to share details about our efforts to better align the investment practices of the Fund with its mission in a new section of our website and announce that we have reached the milestone of $100 million in impact investments.
Construction of Noupoort Wind farm, another project of Mainstream Renewable Power in South Africa, in 2015. (Photo: MainstreamRP)
The Fund is investing $10 million in global wind and solar company Mainstream's Lekela Power, projects which will generate 1.3GW of new renewable power capacity in South Africa, Egypt, Senegal, and Ghana.