PERSPECTIVES: How Do Endowment Portfolios Fare Following Divestment?

Bill McKibben, writing in The New Yorker, asserts: “After examining ‘divestment actions by hundreds of funds worldwide,’ the BlackRock analysts concluded that the portfolios ‘experienced no negative financial impacts from divesting from fossil fuels. In fact, they found evidence of modest improvement in fund return….’ In the conclusion to the report, the BlackRock team used a phrase beloved by investors: divested portfolios ‘outperformed their benchmarks.’” Read more here.

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