BlackRock Has a BIG Climate Justice Problem
BlackRock has a big climate justice problem. It’s the world’s largest backer of fossil fuels and the biggest investor in agribusiness companies violating Indigenous rights and territories and destroying vulnerable rainforest ecosystems.
Earlier this year, BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink announced a set of policies intended to put climate change and sustainability at the center of the company’s business model.
With fires choking the West Coast and the Amazon, the time is NOW for BlackRock to take real action on climate and stop forest destruction and stop funding the fossil fuels that are killing the planet.
Company leadership has felt the heat and directly responded to grassroots pressure - so we upped our game.
We held a series of distributed actions on the ground and online in September, then on October 2 we cohosted "Stop Funding Tar Sands: A Day of Action in Solidarity with Frontline Communities". We rallied online and took digital action together while activists in NYC and London delivered the Swarm's best action photos and messages to BlackRock.
Swarm Actions were held at BlackRock offices in: