Investors and Businesses Call on Policymakers to Protect the Freedom to Invest Responsibly

We the undersigned investors, companies, and institutions from across the nation proudly represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. We take seriously our role as business leaders and stewards of our client’s or beneficiaries’ assets and make decisions in the interest of our stakeholders. 


We remain wholly committed to sustainability and addressing the financial impacts of climate change because we factor relevant considerations in our business, investment, and risk management decisions that have a material impact on our own operations and investments. Climate change poses a threat to the safety of our communities and the long-term value creation of the economy, and addressing its risks upholds investors’ fiduciary duty. Rising global temperatures are contributing to extreme weather, deadly heat waves, excessive drought, crop failure, rising sea levels, and other economic and public health catastrophes. Failure to address these growing threats will wreak havoc on our workforces, supply chains, business models, and capital markets. We are already seeing the consequences: extreme weather damages reached more than $165 billion in 2022, a staggering sum that is only projected to grow moving forward.  


Likewise, neglecting the robust economic benefits of the clean energy economy — and the substantial public and private investment opportunities that are necessary to achieve this shift — would represent a failure to build a stronger, more resilient U.S. economy and a betrayal of the interests of our stakeholders, shareholders, beneficiaries, customers, and the communities where we do business and live. Indeed, researchers have found that strong climate action will bring tens of trillions of dollars in additional value to the global economy along with millions of new jobs in the coming decades.  


Our consideration of material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors is not political or ideological. Incorporating these issues into financial decision-making represents good corporate governance, prudent risk management, and smart investment practice consistent with fiduciary duty. We factor financially material considerations, including the impacts of climate change, into our standard investment and risk management decisions, in order to protect our operations and our investments.


We should be free to consider material factors relevant to the sustainability of business, including the economic impact of environmental changes and the corresponding need to reduce emissions. We support policy and regulatory action consistent with the Paris Agreement. Doing so will allow us to better preserve the performance of our companies and our investment portfolios, to help ensure our ability to deliver strong returns for our shareholders and beneficiaries long into the future, and to build a prosperous, resilient, and competitive U.S. economy.


We look forward to working with you to advance strong and effective policies to support these shared goals.



17 Communications
5T Sports Group
Abacus Wealth Partners

Adrian Dominican Sisters, Portfolio Advisory Board
agood company
Agrilab Technologies Inc.
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Aligned Climate Capital
All Good
Allelo Design
Alpine Rewards LLC
Amy’s Kitchen
Anji Mountain
Apple Creek Associates
Arjuna Capital
Artisan Dental
As You Sow
Austin Local Business Alliance
Avocado Green Brands
Banyan Botanicals
Barzman Consulting
Better Measures, LLC
Beyond Investing LLC
Bicycle Mower
Big Tree Farms, Inc.

Bija Capital Advisors
Biosystems Engineering, PLLC
Bluestone Life
Boston Common Asset Management, LLC
Boston Trust Walden Company
Brand Geek
Briscoe Production Co.
Broadside Bookshop, Inc.
Bullitt Foundation
Buy Social USA
C. Wolfe Software Engineering
California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Campaign for Environmental Literacy
Carriage Farm LLC
Caspian Agency
Change Finance, PBC
Chicory Wealth
Chosen Futures
Church Investment Group
Circular by Design
Citizen Group | Solar AquaGrid LLC
Clean Energy Ventures
Clean Yield Asset Management
Cleantech Adoption LLC
Clif Bar & Company
Climate First Bank
Climatetrade Corp
Coherence Collaborative LLC
Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Communitas Financial Planning PBC
Compassionate Leaders Circle

Confluence Philanthropy

Congregation of St. Joseph
Cooperative Coffees
Cooperative Investment Fund School Sisters of Notre Dame
Corporate Responsibility office – Province of Saint Joseph of the Capuchin Order
Council Fire
Creative Chi
Creedon PLLC
Culture Shift Agency
Current-C Energy Systems, Inc.
Dana Investment Advisors

Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
DayQuest Life Counseling
DC Energy Innovations, Inc.
Dietel and Partners
Do Good CFO
Do Good LLC
Dolphin Blue Inc
Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids
Dr. Bronner
DSC Meridian Capital LP
Earthe & Co

Eco-Bags Products Inc

EcoInvestors Capital
Ecotopian Careers
Eighty2degrees Design Studio
Eleek Incorporated
ELS / Saunders Hotel Group
Emerald Technology Group
Endiro Coffee LLC
Envest Asset Management, LLC
Envest Microfinance
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Ever Better, PBC
Evergreen Sustainability, LLC
Evolution Marketing, llc
evolving electric motor company
Figure 8 Investment Strategies
First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC
First Light Resorts, LLC
Florida For Good
Florida Pure Sea Salt
Focus Lab srl Benefit
Franklin Templeton


Fred F. French Investing LLC

Friendly Design Co

Friends Fiduciary Corporation
FutureProof Consulting
Gallant Inernational Inc
Gender Fair
Generate Capital
Generation Investment Management
Gitterman Wealth Management
Graziani Multimedia
Green Century Capital Management
Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Green Retirement, Inc.
GreenBiz Group
GreenWeaver Landscapes
Grove Collaborative
Growing Impact Ventures
Habitus Incorporated
Hampshire College
Handy Law, LLC
Hannon Armstrong
Harkins Wealth Management
Harrington Investments, Inc.
HigherRing, Inc.
Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, Inc.
Humanity, Inc Incorporated/SoulBranding℠ Institute
Impact Grove
Impact Investors PBC
Impact Shares
Impax Asset Management LLC

Include Ventures

Independence Solar
Inherent Group
Intentional Endowments Network
Invest for Better
Investor Voice
Irving House at Harvard
Iva Kaufman Associates
Jennifer Roberts Consulting
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility
Just Economy Institute
Key Medium LLC
Known Holdings
Kuli Kuli Foods
Latimer Partners,, LLC
Law for Conscious Leadership
Lawrence R. Jensen & Associates
Leadership & Strategy for Sustainable Systems
Leading in Motion
LeBel Marketing
Legacy Vacation Club, LLC
Legacy Vacation Resorts
Lodestar Energy
Longwave Financial
Longwood Energy Group
Lotus Foods
LVC Holding Co., LLC
LVC Timeshare Management, LLC
Main Line Squash LLC
Management Resources
Marin Sunshine Realty
McPherson Strategies
Measure Meant
Members Network Sdn Bhd
Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
MetaVu, Inc.
Meyer Family Enterprises
MH Digital Group
Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
Minerva Analytics Ltd
Missionary Oblates/OIPTRUST
MMercer Consulting
Moonshot Global LLC
Nachamie’s Impact Advisory
Namu Baru Inc
Nashoba Valley Climate Coalition
National Small Business Network
Natural Upholstery
Nature’s Path Foods
Nautilus Productions LLC
New Jersey PACE
New Jersey Sustainable Business Council
New York City Office of the Comptroller
New York State Common Retirement Fund
New York State Insurance Fund

New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
Newground Social Investment

NextWorld LLC
NJH Sustainability Consulting
Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Northeast Clean Energy Council
Northeast Energy Efficiency and Electrification Council
Northup LLP
Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
Nous Energy
Oaktree Development
Ocaquatics Swim School
Oliver Russell

One Earth Ventures Inc.
Opportunity Enterprises

Pacific Northwest Originals

Palace Market

Parnassus Investments

Paul Ellis Consulting
Phoenix Finance
Piatigorsky Foundation
Pioneer Square Investments
Pirelli Tire North America
Plus Media Solutions, Inc
Portland Seed Fund
Praxis Mutual Funds
Progressive Investment Management
Progressive Shopper
Puget Sound Solar / EV Support
Pure Strategies, Inc.
Raise Green
Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management
Rippleffect Consulting LLC
Rivanna Natural Designs Inc
Riverbend Advisors
Riverwater Partners
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rogue Creamery
RoundPeg Benefit LLC
RSLVE Outfitters
Salt Palm Development, Inc
San Francisco State University Foundation
Sanderson Sustainable Design
Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce
Satoria LLC
School Sisters of Notre Dame, CP JPIC Office
Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System
Sensiba San Filippo LLP
Seventh Generation
Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment
SharePower Responsible Investing
Sherlock Geopolitical Forecasting
Shore to Shore Advisory
Sierra Club Foundation
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Aberdeen, South Dakota
Skoll Foundation
Social Impact Capital
Solios Watches
Sonen Capital
Sports and Social Change
Springhead Social Impact

Stance Capital, LLC

St. Mary’s Institute of O’Fallon, MI
Sur Natural Health Brand, DBA ZYN

Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Sustainability Solutions LLC
Sustainable Furnishings Council
Sustainable Futures Consulting
Sustainable IQ, Inc.
Symbodied llc
Taurus-technical .LLC
TCK Global Advisors

Terra Alpha Investments

The Ashkin Group LLC
The Builders Fund
The Disruption Society, LTD
The Episcopal Church (Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society)
The Feast
The Fehlig Group
The Green Engineer, Inc.
The Phoenix Group
The Rosebud Agency
The Russell Family Foundation
The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge
The Synergy Company
Thinkshift Communications
Tierra Vista
Tracy Leigh Graphic Design LLC
Traditional Medicinals
Tribe 9 Foods
Trillium Asset Management
Trinity Consulting LLC
Trinity Health
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unity Web Agency
Uplift Accounting
Vancity Investment Management
Veris Wealth Partners

Vert Asset Management
Virginia Wesleyan University
Vista Global Coaching & Consulting
We Are Neutral
We Scale Impact
Wespath Benefits and Investments
West Paw
Whistle Stop Capital
White Road Investments
Willy Street Co-op (Williamson Street Grocery Cooperative)
Wisconsin Microfinance
Wise Economy Workshop
Zero Energy Homes
Zevin Asset Management

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