$100M* committed to the Breakthrough Energy Catalyst Program

The impact of climate change poses not only environmental risk but investment risk.

This year, we’ve taken steps globally to mitigate those risks and help the world transition to net zero including:

The BlackRock Foundation is giving $100 million to the Breakthrough Energy Catalyst program to fund innovation in clean energy and combat climate change.

We’re building partnerships with companies that can accelerate the transition.

We’re helping developing countries build green energy infrastructure, and putting our clients’ money to work in renewable power sources.

The transition to a net zero world is the shared responsibility of every citizen, corporation and government. We all have a role to play.

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Creating a sustainable future is our shared responsibility – every citizen, company and government working together. That's why BlackRock is helping to fund clean energy technology through our Foundation and partnering with companies that can accelerate the transition to net zero.

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Our net zero commitment

Marcia Moffat: Hello and welcome to BlackRock in Canada. We have been here in Canada for 30 years. 

And we employ over a 100 people and manage $260 billion of assets, we’re proud to have deep and longstanding roots in this country. 

Our purpose both in Canada and globally is to help more and more people experience financial well-being by making investing simple and accessible.

We partner with Canada’s leading institutions like corporate pension funds and insurers to help them create value for their stakeholders and clients. Through our iShares franchise, we offer investment solutions to help investors of all kinds achieve sustainable financial well-being. In every decision we make, we put our clients first.
 
Last year, in January 2020, we published a letter setting out our ambitions for BlackRock to play a leadership role as a sustainable investor for our clients, on whose behalf we invest. I am delighted to say that, since then, we have delivered some good progress. 
 
• Few highlights include that, today, all of our active and advisory strategies are ESG integrated – covering US$2.7 trillion in assets;
 
• we introduced 93 new sustainable solutions in 2020, helping clients allocate billions of dollars to sustainable investment strategies over the year;
 
• and we have added 1,200 sustainability metrics to our technology platform to help clients better understand ESG and physical climate risks.
 
Now, we’re in 2021, and we are pushing ahead once again. We have announced a set of actions that we are taking to help move our clients’ portfolios – and the Canadian and global economies – towards the crucial target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
 
The net zero transition is an imperative for society and for the planet, and it will reshape the global economy, offering a number of exciting investment opportunities. This is an important moment for us all.
 
Whether you are an existing or prospective client, whether you are a possible future colleague, whether you are a business partner, or an interested member of society, welcome to BlackRock.”

Investing sustainably for our clients

Watch Marcia Moffat, Country Head of Canada, share the progress that BlackRock is making to help our clients invest in a better, more sustainable future.

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