The Retirement Investments for a Sustainable Economy (RISE) Act | Jeff Merkley

‘…While fossil fuel divestment is an important part of the fight against climate chaos, it can also lead to better returns for investors: an analysis conducted by MSCI between 2010 and 2017 found those investors who discarded holdings in fossil fuel companies would have outperformed those who remained invested in coal, oil, and gas over the same period. A separate study by the Aperio Group in 2016 found that over rolling 10-year periods, carbon-free portfolios outperformed their benchmarks 68% of the time. ‘

Source: The Retirement Investments for a Sustainable Economy (RISE) Act | Jeff Merkley