Larry Fink Quotes

Who is Larry Fink?

Laurence Douglas Fink is an American billionaire businessman, notable as the CEO and founder of BlackRock.

Born November 02, 1952

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Best 40 Quotes by Larry Fink

“Any plan that focuses solely on limiting supply and fails to address demand for hydrocarbons will drive up energy prices for those who can least afford it, resulting in greater polarization around climate change and eroding progress,”

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“As your industry gets transformed by the energy transition, will you go the way of the dodo, or will you be a phoenix?”

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“Assessing sustainability risks requires that investors have access to consistent, high-quality, and material public information.”

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“BlackRock does not pursue divestment from oil and gas companies as a policy.”

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“Capital markets have allowed companies and countries to flourish. But access to capital is not a right. It is a privilege. And the duty to attract that capital in a responsible and sustainable way lies with you.”

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“Capitalism has the power to shape society and act as a powerful catalyst for change. But businesses can’t do this alone, and they cannot be the climate police. That will not be a good outcome for society.”

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“Climate risk is investing risk.”

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“Companies not adjusting to this new reality and responding to their workers do so at their own peril.”

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“Companies with a well-articulated long-term strategy, and a clear plan to address the transition to net-zero, will distinguish themselves with their stakeholders – with customers, policymakers, employees and shareholders – by inspiring confidence that they can navigate this global transformation.”

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“COVID-19 has also deepened the erosion of trust in traditional institutions and exacerbated polarization in many Western societies. This polarization presents a host of new challenges for CEOs. Political activists, or the media, may politicize things your company does. They may hijack your brand to advance their own agendas. In this environment, facts themselves are frequently in dispute, but businesses have an opportunity to lead. Employees are increasingly looking to their employer as the most trusted, competent, and ethical source of information – more so than government, the media, and NGOs.”

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“Divesting from entire sectors — or simply passing carbon-intensive assets from public markets to private markets — will not get the world to net zero.”

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“Engineers and scientists are working around the clock on how to decarbonize cement, steel, and plastics; shipping, trucking, and aviation; agriculture, energy, and construction. I believe the decarbonizing of the global economy is going to create the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime.”

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“Every company and every industry will be transformed by the transition to a net zero world. The question is, will you lead, or will you be led?”

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“Few things will impact capital allocation decisions – and thereby the long-term value of your company – more than how effectively you navigate the global energy transition in the years ahead.”

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“Governments and companies must ensure that people continue to have access to reliable and affordable energy sources.”

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“I am responsible for managing more schoolteachers' and firemen's money than anybody in the world. That's an enormous responsibility.”

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“I personally have said many times I'd be a hundred percent in equities. That fits my risk profile and my views of the world, though obviously it's not appropriate for everyone. Most investors need a more diversified portfolio.”

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“In today’s globally interconnected world, a company must create value for and be valued by its full range of stakeholders in order to deliver long-term value for its shareholders.”

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“It is through effective stakeholder capitalism that capital is efficiently allocated, companies achieve durable profitability, and value is created and sustained over the long-term. Make no mistake, the fair pursuit of profit is still what animates markets; and long-term profitability is the measure by which markets will ultimately determine your company’s success.”

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“It's never been more essential for CEOs to have a consistent voice, a clear purpose, a coherent strategy and a long-term view. Your company's purpose is its north star in this tumultuous environment.”

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“Most stakeholders – from shareholders, to employees, to customers, to communities, and regulators – now expect companies to play a role in decarbonizing the global economy.”

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“No relationship has been changed more by the pandemic than the one between employers and employees. Companies expected workers to come to the office five days a week. Mental health was rarely discussed in the workplace. And wages for those on low and middle incomes barely grew. That world is gone.”

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“One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains.”

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“Our conviction at BlackRock is that companies perform better when they are deliberate about their role in society and act in the interests of their employees, customers, communities, and their shareholders.”

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“Over the long-term, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues — ranging from climate change to diversity to board effectiveness — have real and quantifiable financial impacts.”

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“Putting your company’s purpose at the foundation of your relationships with your stakeholders is critical to long-term success.”

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“Stakeholder capitalism is not about politics. It is not a social or ideological agenda. It is not ‘woke’.”

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“The next 1,000 unicorns won’t be search engines or social media companies, they’ll be sustainable, scalable innovators – startups that help the world decarbonize and make the energy transition affordable for all consumers.”

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“The pandemic has presented such an existential crisis — such a stark reminder of our fragility — that it has driven us to confront the global threat of climate change more forcefully and to consider how, like the pandemic, it will alter our lives.”

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“There is no company whose business model won’t be profoundly affected by the transition to a net-zero economy – one that emits no more carbon dioxide than it removes from the atmosphere by 2050, the scientifically-established threshold necessary to keep global warming well below 2ºC.”

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“Turnover drives up expenses, drives down productivity and erodes culture and corporate memory. CEOs need to be asking themselves whether they are creating an environment that helps them compete for talent.”

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“We are committed to a future where every investor – even individual investors – can have the option to participate in the proxy voting process if they choose.”

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“We focus on sustainability not because we’re environmentalists, but because we are capitalists and fiduciaries to our clients. That requires understanding how companies are adjusting their businesses for the massive changes the economy is undergoing.”

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“We need governments to provide clear pathways and a consistent taxonomy for sustainability policy, regulation, and disclosure across markets.”

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“What Wall Street is, they're market makers. Wall Street's business model is making money on velocity of money. They're a click industry. That's what Wall Street is. They make a lot of money when there's a lot of turnover. And they make a lot of money when that velocity is fast.”

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“When my partners and I founded BlackRock as a startup 34 years ago, I had no experience running a company. Over the past three decades, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with countless CEOs and to learn what distinguishes truly great companies. Time and again, what they all share is that they have a clear sense of purpose; consistent values; and, crucially, they recognize the importance of engaging with and delivering for their key stakeholders. This is the foundation of stakeholder capitalism.”

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“When we harness the power of both the public and private sectors, we can achieve truly incredible things. This is what we must do to get to net zero.”

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“When you look at dividend returns on equities versus bond yields, to me it's a pretty easy decision to be heavily in equities.”

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“Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential.”

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“Workers demanding more from their employers is an essential feature of effective capitalism. It drives prosperity and creates a more competitive landscape for talent, pushing companies to create better, more innovative environments for their employees – actions that will help them achieve greater profits for their shareholders.”

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