Fossil Fuels News

UCF co-files successful BP & Shell shareholder resolutions

February 6, 2015

A report in Responsible Investor (paid subscription required) — BP follows rival Shell in advising shareholders to back ‘Aiming for A’ climate resolution — credits a shareholder motion (‘Strategic Resilience for 2035 and Beyond’) for progress in climate action with major fossil … Continue »


UCF in Green Money Icon Interview Series

February 5, 2015

Katie McCloskey, United Church Funds’ Director of Social Responsibility, joined other faith-based investors in Faith and Investing: Rediscovering the Soul of an Investment Revolution — the latest issue of Green Money. Click here to see what Katie, in particular, has to … Continue »


Investors & UCF Meet with Exxon, Decide to File Shareholder Resolution

December 11, 2014

Investors – including United Church Funds – concerned with the environmental impacts of ExxonMobil recently met with the company to discuss their renewables portfolio, their stance on taxing carbon for the purposes of lessening global demand, and their lobbying and … 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 »


Oxy leaves ALEC after UCF & other investors file resolution

September 30, 2014

A resolution UCF co-filed to Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) on lobbying practices has led to the company leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an environmentally detrimental law-drafting consortium. Congratulations to all investors who pushed the company for this action, especially lead filer … 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 Webinar now online!

July 23, 2014

Thank you to everybody who joined us for the live presentation on our new Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund. To view a recording of the presentation or download the slides, please click here.


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 »

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