BlackRock Discloses Massive 50M+ Share Stake in Tesla TSLA, Sustainability a Top Priority

BlackRock Discloses Massive 50M+ Share Stake in Tesla TSLA, Sustainability a Top Priority

In early 2020, BlackRock announced that the firm will be placing sustainability at the helm of its investment approach. In line with its plan, BlackRock continues to invest in companies that aim to move the world to sustainable energy and has bought over 50 million Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares for a total of $42.1 billion.

February 5, BlackRock Inc. filed an SC 13G form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing ownership of 50,080,396 shares of Tesla. This represents 5.3 percent ownership of the company. In their previous filing, dated 2012-12-06, BlackRock Inc. had reported owning 5,679,716 shares, indicating an increase of 781.74 percent.

In January 2020, Laurence D. Fink, the founder and chief executive of BlackRock announced in a letter to the company's clients that the firm will prioritize sustainability in its investment approach. Included in his announcement were the steps the investment management corporation would take towards a portfolio with sustainability as a focus:

  • making sustainability integral to portfolio construction and risk management.
  • exiting investments that present a high sustainability-related risk, such as thermal coal producers.
  • launching new investment products that screen fossil fuels.
  • strengthening the firm's commitment to sustainability and transparency in its investment stewardship activities.

Tesla is a company that is at the forefront of sustainability. The manufacturer's contribution towards sustainability is truly impressive. In addition, Tesla is showing strong growth, which inspires investor confidence. That is why the manufacturer is increasingly attracting the attention of investment firms that believe in its success.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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