BlackRock hit with fake Fink climate letter - reports

Claimed to be taking action on climate change

Mike Sheen
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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink
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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink

BlackRock has been targeted by unknown hoaxers who, through a letter purporting to be written by CEO Larry Fink, successfully convinced media outlets that the firm was taking action on climate change.

As a result, some media outlets reported on Wednesday (16 January) that BlackRock had told companies it invests in that they must take action on tackling climate change or risk losing the firm's backing,...

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