As the NRDC noted : ” The Natural Resources Defense Council, BlackRock and FTSE Group, the global index provider, partnered today in launching the first equity global index series that will exclude companies linked to carbon-based fossil fuel. “
” The new investment tool will allow climate-conscious investors, including foundations, universities and certain pension groups, to match their investment strategy and financial interests with their values. “
Footsie – FTSE – is a leading financial index group and BlackRock is the world’s biggest fund manager. It’s a nice thing they create a tool for people willing to divest.