News & Updates

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.

Expanding Our Outreach to Increase Mission-Aligned Investing Dollars

The Fund is pleased to support the advancement of mission-aligned investing practices by joining the newly expanded U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, as well as to partner with Mission Investors Exchange as a member of its inaugural class of sustaining members.

The Fund Joins as a Signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

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.
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RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum, October 5, 2016.

RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson Delivers Keynote Address at Sustainable Investing Forum of World Resources Institute

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.

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