Carbon Direct’s emission report was exactly what we were looking for to help us achieve net zero by 2030.”

Kathleen Simpson

CEO, The Russell Family Foundation

For more than two decades, The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) has directed its giving and programming through the values of continuous learning and service, prioritizing community investment in grassroots leaders, environmental sustainability, and global peace. During that time, they have transitioned their investment portfolio to be almost 95% values-aligned and responded to various impacts on the world and communities; most recently related to environmental education, grassroots leadership, pandemic response and food insecurity.

The Russell Family Foundation has committed to achieving net zero by 2030, which includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions across their entire portfolio of nearly $80 million, consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C. As part of their commitment, they signed on to the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA), a member-led initiative of institutional investors committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net zero GHG emissions by 2050. They have conducted a baseline of their existing portfolio, and are in the process of setting interim emissions reduction targets.

Learn more about TRFF's commitment to net zero

We needed an initial baseline to understand what drives our emissions, and from there, discover opportunities for emission reduction.”

Kathleen Simpson, TRFF


This is a critical next step for TRFF that builds upon our long history of impact- and mission-aligned investing supporting people and communities.”

Kathleen Simspon, TRFF