Clean Energy Canada | Justin Rockefeller Headlines Upcoming Fossil Fuel Divestment Webinar
October 21, 2014
Will divestment accelerate the global shift to clean energy? On October 29, we’ll welcome two distinguished guests to our Clean Energy Quarterly webinar to help us wrestle with that question: Justin Rockefeller, trustee with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and David Richardson, North America head of business development for Impax Asset Management.
Once again, your Clean Energy Canada hosts James Glave and Dan Woynillowicz will kick off the hour with a quick recap of the trends, milestones, and breakthroughs that are shaping the global and domestic clean energy landscape. Then we’ll hear from our guests, and take questions from the audience.
Date: October 29th, at 10:00am (Pacific) / 1pm (Eastern). Location: Your computer.
Justin Rockefeller, trustee and member of the investment committee, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and business development, Addepar.
Last month, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private foundation with an endowment of approximately USD$860 million, announced it has begun phasing out fossil-fuel-related positions from its investment portfolio, starting with coal and oil sands. Justin Rockefeller will join us to speak about what prompted the decision, some of the factors considered, and challenges involved.
David Richardson, managing director, U.S. business development and client service, Impax Asset Management.
Recently, Impax Asset Management sought the answer to a provocative question: What would happen if all fossil stocks were removed from a global benchmark investment index? David Richardson, will share his team’s surprising findings and outline his firm’s recommendations for those considering a divestment strategy.