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RBF Board Chair Valerie Rockefeller, Founding Trustee David Rockefeller, and President Stephen Heintz in 2015. (Todd Shapera Photography)

David Rockefeller Gift Raises Rockefeller Brothers Fund Endowment to $1.2 Billion

David Rockefeller pledged to auction his collection of art, antiquities, furniture, and other personal items after his death and to distribute the proceeds to a number of charitable organizations. He made a $250 million gift to the RBF, the largest of his philanthropic bequests.
Source: The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement 2018 Report by Arabella Advisors.

Global Divestment Movement Continues to Accelerate

Divestment from the global fossil fuels industry has increased nearly twelve thousand percent over the last four years, a recent report from Arabella Advisors and DivestInvest finds.

What is Mission-Aligned Investing? Two Minutes with Valerie Rockefeller

In this short video, Valerie Rockefeller, the chair of the board of trustees, describes how our mission-aligned investment strategy has evolved and deepened, from divesting from fossil fuel holdings to investing in clean and renewable technologies.

New York City Announces Plan to Divest from Fossil Fuels

New York City’s mayor and comptroller announced plans to sell $5 billion in fossil fuels from the city’s retirement funds, making it the largest American municipality to divest to date.

IEEFA Echoes Governor Cuomo’s Call to Divest NY State Pension Fund to Improve Returns

The director of finance for the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and former state first deputy comptroller wrote that divesting would be an act of fiscal responsibility.

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