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Why the Fund Decided to Divest from Fossil Fuels

In an editorial, Valerie Rockefeller, chair of the Fund and a great-great granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, explains the RBF’s rationale for joining the global shift toward divesting from fossil fuels and investing in clean energy businesses. RBF President Stephen Heintz and Trustee Justin Rockefeller also discuss the Fund's initial investments and its timeline for divesting.

Fund Announces Plans to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has begun a two-step process to divest from investments in fossil fuels. The Fund's immediate focus will be on limiting its exposure to coal and tar sands, two of the most intensive sources of carbon emissions, with the goal to reduce its investments to less than one percent of the total portfolio by the end of 2014.

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