Climate Change

United Church Funds lessens exposure to oil, gas and coal in Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

April 19, 2016

United Church Funds has improved its Beyond Fossil Fuel Fund offerings in order to increase impact and meet the desires of UCF’s current and potential investors. 


Investors challenge fossil fuel companies to disclose carbon asset risks

April 17, 2015

UCF is one of 62 institutional investors calling on the SEC to require better climate risk disclosure by fossil fuel companies. As sustainable and climate-friendly sources of energy become more available and desirable, the current business model being used by … Continue »


Launch of Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

November 4, 2014

United Church Funds is proud to announce the launch of its Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund —  a domestic core equity fund free of investments in US companies producing or exploring for fossil fuels. With an initial commitment of $21 million … Continue »


Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund to open November 1

October 17, 2014

Responding to the desire of many of its investors for a fund free of fossil fuel companies, United Church Funds will open its new Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund with $20 million from committed investors around the United Church of Christ. Initially a … Continue »


Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund garners support

September 9, 2014

UCF is encouraged by the support UCC investors are showing through their financial commitments to the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund. Already at $18 million (an increase from $16 million at time of publication), a commitment of $20 million will allow UCF to offer … Continue »


Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

July 1, 2014

On the anniversary of General Synod’s historic fossil fuels resolution, UCF is pleased to announce plans towards the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund — a new fund free of fossil fuel companies! Read the full story here.


Progress towards Fund Free of Fossil Fuel Companies

June 20, 2014

UCF’s Investment Committee met in New York on June 16 to review the portfolio’s performance and discuss development of two new fund options for investors. Fund Free of Fossil Fuels Furthering UCF’s commitment to the General Synod fossil fuels resolution, … Continue »


UCF heats up its fossil fuels engagements

May 21, 2014

Shareholder engagement with Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) and Archer Daniels Midland is among the recent actions UCF has taken in its work around the fossil fuels resolution.


Joe Keefe emphasizes importance of carbon tax

March 4, 2014

Joe Keefe President and CEO of Pax World Mgmt, and Pax World Funds provides a broad discussion around climate change, arguing that neither engagement nor divestment alone are sufficient and that a carbon tax is necessary. Read the article here.


Katie McCloskey discusses resolution on WPKN

February 7, 2014

Check out Jim Motavalli’s interview with Katie McCloskey on 89.5 WPKN as they discuss the ins-and-outs of the fossil fuels resolution.

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