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.
Philanthropy must invest time and commit to constant innovation in order to tackle the root causes of the world’s most pressing problems, Stephen Heintz said, in remarks at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre in April.
On December 2, 2015, May Boeve of 350.org and Stephen Heintz of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, announced that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. The announcement was made during the first week of the U.N. climate conference in Paris, France.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is proud to support the Paris climate agreement as a monumental step forward for the world. This agreement would never have been possible without a strong, vital climate movement, an impassioned groundswell of work from the local and state levels building from the ground up, and a historic shift among investors and businesses.