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.
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.
RBF founding trustee Nelson Rockefeller (left) in Latin America with the American International Association for Economic and Social Development in 1958. Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.
We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on common themes from our history through a series of essays. Since the beginning, the Fund has supported work around the globe, often focused on creating social change in diverse contexts.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the Fund has elected several new members to its board of trustees. Jennifer Nolan was elected to the board in March, and she is joined by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Heather McGhee, Miranda Kaiser, and Wyatt Rockefeller, who were elected in June.