How to Divest for Impact
grants and values
money away from the destructive energy economy of the past
the transition to sustainable and equitable clean energy economy
Divestment is right for foundations from an ethical and a financial perspective. Ethically, foundation investments should support philanthropy’s public purpose and programmatic mission. It is paradoxical for environmental grant makers to fund climate solutions while investing in companies that are accelerating climate change. Financially, as long-term investors, foundation endowments need to mitigate the substantial risks presented by climate change and the carbon bubble. Fiduciary duty in the 21st century continues to be about meeting obligations to future beneficiaries and delivering returns with a prudent investment strategy. But today it also means recognizing that climate change is forcing the global economy into a transition and investors must invest wisely to protect their assets.
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