News & Updates

The philanthropic pledge represents a broad global commitment to accelerate proven climate and clean energy strategies and spur the innovation and adoption of promising climate solutions.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Joins $4 Billion Pledge to Combat Climate Change

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has joined with 28 other foundations and individual philanthropists to commit a collective $4 billion over the next five years to combat climate change.
RBF staff and trustees at the District Energy plant in Vancouver.

In April 2018, members of the RBF staff and Board of Trustees visited Vancouver's District Energy, which uses excess heat from the sewer to power buildings in Vancouver.

A Net-Zero Energy Future is Within Reach

RBF Trustee Joseph Pierson captures the optimism along the Pacific coast that not only is a carbon-neutral future attainable, but that a responsible energy policy and a robust economy are by no means mutually exclusive.

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.

Architecture 2030 Announces its ZERO Code for New Zero-Net-Carbon Building Construction

The new building construction code integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with renewable energy generation capabilities, resulting in zero net carbon buildings, a key component to help nations meet their Paris Agreement targets.

The Philanthropic Sector Must Remain Focused on Paris Climate Targets

Many of the major climate commitments agreed on in Paris last December were made voluntarily, and now is the time to ramp up engagement to keep the international community on track, says Michael Northrop, in the latest issue of Alliance Magazine.

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