US$100M committed to the Breakthrough Energy Catalyst Programme

The impact of climate change poses not only environmental risk but investment risk. (Capital at 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 programme 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.

To learn more about how we’re advancing sustainability, visit blackrock.com/sustainability

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.

Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Country Head of BlackRock Switzerland, Blackrock: Hello! Welcome to BlackRock in Switzerland, where we have been in business for 25 years now. These days we employ over 100 members of staff and manage over 150 billion Swiss francs for our clients. We are proud to be making such an important contribution to the Swiss economy. In January 2020, we reported that Black Rock may be playing a leading role as a sustainable investor for our clients, for those clients on whose behalf we invest. I am pleased to be able to say today that since then, we have made good progress. Just a few highlights: All of our active strategies and mandate solutions now take ESG factors into account. This corresponds to more than 2.4 trillion Swiss francs of client money worldwide. We have since added 93 sustainable investment solutions, and in doing so helped our clients invest several billion Swiss francs in sustainable investment strategies. We have increased our technology platform by 1200 sustainable metrics. This means we can provide our clients with assistance to grasp ESG and physical climate risk more effectively. In 2021 we're going one step further. We have announced a range of measures to guide our clients’ portfolios towards the decisive goal of net zero emissions by 2050 both, in Switzerland and elsewhere. Transitioning to net zero emissions is a priority for society and for our planet. The transition to net zero emissions will transform the global economy and offer many exciting investment opportunities. This is an important development for all of us. Whether you are an existing or potential client, a future colleague or business partner, or just interested in our company, a warm welcome to BlackRock.

Investing sustainably for our clients

Watch Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Country Head of BlackRock Switzerland, share the progress that BlackRock is making in Switzerland to help our clients invest in a better, more sustainable future.

About BlackRock in Switzerland
We’ve been operating in Switzerland and investing money on behalf of our Swiss clients for more than 25 years.2 Our goal is simple – we want to help more and more people experience financial well-being.
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1 WRI (May 2020), Water: mapping, measuring and mitigating global water challenges.  
2 Source: BlackRock as of 26th January 2021

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