Driving true change requires all of the tools – both grantmaking and investing – at our disposal. As we created our spendout strategy, we also sought to realign our investments to ensure our foundation’s assets were supporting our grantmaking to the fullest extent possible.
For instance, we were one of the first supporters of the Divest Invest Pledge to divest from fossil fuel companies and instead support the transition to a clean energy market.
We are demonstrating that it is possible to shift investments to more socially responsible companies without sacrificing return. Our goal is to invest 100 percent of our assets in ways that at the very least do not contradict our grantmaking, and wherever possible advance progress on our issues of concern.