Skip navigation

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: #DivestFromWar


Dear Mr. Fink,

BlackRock must divest from defense contractors that profit from child detention and weapons manufacturers, which produce the tools and weapons for war and violence in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other areas where the U.S. is active in conflict. The result is the loss of innocent lives and turmoil around the world.

The sale of U.S. weapons to oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia is a shining example of how the products made by these companies are not responsible or beneficial to the global community. As you surely know, the country of Yemen is on the edge of famine brought on by the brutal assault from the Saudi regime, a country who recently purchased billions in arms from U.S. weapon manufacturers.

We also see these weapons at home. You have recognized the danger of civilian firearms by creating funds that exclude those manufacturers, yet BlackRock remains silent on the weapons used in global conflict. Those same weapons are given to police forces in our communities and turned against Americans. The violence BlackRock profits from is in our streets, and the streets of the world.

You recently made a statement that BlackRock will hold companies accountable to be good global citizens. Obviously, a statement is not enough, when BlackRock continues to invest in companies engaging in war and conflict, which results in the deaths of innocent civilians and destruction of sovereign nations. There should be no profit from war. There should be no profit from child detention. The stakes are too high to be driven by profit margins.

BlackRock must divest from, and stop investing in, companies that sell weapons used in war and violence around the world and at home. BlackRock must divest from defense contractors that profit from child detention.

Finally, BlackRock must stop funding the Enbridge Line 3, which is destroying Indigenous land.

Yours Sincerely,

Will you sign?


People already signed

Who's signing

  • Bruno signed 59 days ago

  • Donna signed 91 days ago

  • Alexistori signed 136 days ago

  • Yayehava signed 137 days ago

  • Alexistori signed 155 days ago

  • John signed 225 days ago

  • Ronald signed 241 days ago

  • Teddy signed 244 days ago

  • Julie signed 294 days ago

  • Jeanne signed 313 days ago

  • Marcy signed 326 days ago

  • Brian signed 331 days ago

  • Bryer signed 355 days ago

  • Valentin signed 416 days ago

  • Kathy signed 442 days ago

  • Dora signed 514 days ago

  • Zashie signed 568 days ago

  • William signed 574 days ago

  • Helen signed 578 days ago

  • Geoffrey signed 584 days ago

  • Barry signed 587 days ago

  • Martin signed 590 days ago

  • Alexistori signed 590 days ago

  • jane signed 596 days ago

  • Cristina signed 597 days ago

  • Joseph signed 601 days ago

  • Patricia signed 602 days ago

  • Antonia signed 606 days ago

  • Margaret signed 608 days ago

  • Victor signed 609 days ago