United Church Funds is pleased to release its latest Sustainability Report. This report examines United Church Funds’ efforts, operationally and externally, to live into our role as a socially responsible, faithful investing partner on behalf of our clients. In this … Continue »
In a recent interview conducted by Deborah Potter for PBS’ Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Director of Social Responsibility Katie McCloskey spoke about our historic, particular response to calls for nonviolent actions to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
UCF and Investors Support Legislation Requiring Disclosure and Corporate Action on Human Trafficking Risks
United Church Funds joined over 100 investors with over $1 trillion in assets under management in sending a statement to the US Senate and House of Representatives urging strong bi-partisan support for The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and … Continue »
United Church Funds and many other socially responsible investors have long stood in solidarity with the tomato pickers of Immokalee, Florida in an effort to improve their working conditions. After more than 10 years, this fight has been rewarded. UCF … Continue »
Recognizing the human right to water is a surprisingly complicated endeavor for multinational corporations. United Church Funds has been a participant in an investor group calling for Coca Cola to create a policy that supports the human right to water. … Continue »
UCF is the co-leader on a dialog with Corrections Corporation of America regarding political lobbying. Along with the Capuchin Order, another Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) member, UCF filed a shareholder resolution asking the company for the following disclosures: … Continue »
The Bliss Story We can’t promise calorie-free chocolate, but we can strive to ensure cocoa is ethically sourced and free from child labor. In this vein, after years of engagement with The Hershey Company, UCF is welcoming changes in its supply chain, including the … Continue »
Since Hershey’s announced its goal last year to source 100% certified sustainable cocoa by 2020, the company has made strategic efforts to indicate it is well on track to fulfilling its commitment. In a recent discussion with the much-loved chocolate … Continue »
After announcing its commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020, The Hershey Company released its first certified product, Hershey’s Bliss® late last year. This is a great step in the right direction and hopefully an indication of the company’s intention … Continue »
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility recently released Guidelines for Responsible Investing in Food Commodities. While these views are not necessarily those of UCF, it is a helpful way to learn more about attitudes in this investing space.