General Synod 29

Update on progress – climate change response

October 16, 2013

As part of its commitment to remain in covenant with the United Church of Christ through its General Synod, United Church Funds is providing the first update on progress on goals outlined in the resolution Urging Divestment – Along with Other … Continue »

 

Investing in fossil fuel free funds gains interest

September 17, 2013

More and more investors are determining the best options for investing in a way that minimizes climate impact. Read the latest story on CNBC.

 

General Synod votes yes!

July 1, 2013

After a year of conversation, negotiation, learning and more discussion, United Church Funds is proud to announce that General Synod 29 has voted with 72.5% to approve the resolution Urging Divestment — Along with Other Strategies — from Fossil Fuel … Continue »

 

Resolution unanimously approved by committee

June 30, 2013

United Church Funds is proud of the work accomplished to arrive at a unanimous committee vote to recommend to the General Synod the following resolution — Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies With the sponsors of the original resolution, we collectively … Continue »

 

Tim Smith speaks on climate change

June 28, 2013

GENERAL SYNOD, Long Beach CA — Tim Smith, Director of ESG Engagement at Walden Asset Management and former director of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, speaks at an educational session on climate change on the first day of Synod. … Continue »

 

Insights for Investors: a white paper from ICCR

June 27, 2013

On June 27, the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) released a white paper on fossil fuel investment, Insights for Investors Working for Bolder Intervention on Climate Change. Drafted by Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management, the document has been … Continue »

 

Fossil fuels at General Synod

June 27, 2013

At General Synod 29 in Long Beach CA, the issue of fossil fuel divestment is a hot topic. United Church Funds has been in close and continuing conversation with the Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, whose Massachusetts Conference sponsored the resolution … Continue »

 

Taking seriously the impact of fossil fuels

June 14, 2013

Long a leading participant in shareholder activism around climate change, United Church Funds appreciates the spirit of action evidenced by the 350.org campaign and its supporters, who are building an important pathway of movement forward on climate change awareness and … Continue »

 
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