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Opioid Investor Task Force Scores Win with Proxy Voting Advisor Agencies

February 14, 2018

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Investor Service (ISS) and Glass Lewis are supporting three shareholder proposals at AmerisourceBergen calling for board oversight of opioid business risks. The shareholder proposals were submitted by members of the Investors for Opioid Accountability (IOA), a … Continue »


UCF Celebrates Third Anniversary of Beyond Fossil Fuels Funds with Stellar Performance

January 25, 2018

The United Church Funds (UCF) Beyond Fossil Fuel Funds (BFF) – the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund and Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund – celebrated its third anniversary in November 2017. Since its introduction, the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund outperformed its … Continue »


UCF Announces Changes in Exclusionary Screening

November 17, 2017

United Church Funds (UCF) today announced an important update pertaining to UCF exclusionary screening policy.


$1.3 Trillion Investor Coalition Probes Pharma on Opioid Accountability

October 30, 2017

United Church Funds (UCF) together with members of Investors for Opioid Accountability (IOA), a coalition of 30 treasurers, asset managers, faith-based, public and labor funds with over $1.3 trillion in assets, are filling multiple shareholder proposals on board oversight of … Continue »


UCF Progress on 2013 General Synod Resolution

July 6, 2017

United Church Funds (UCF) is pleased to share the progress of our response to the call for urgent action on climate change to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ meeting in Baltimore, Maryland from June 30-July … Continue »


The Financial CHOICE Act Would Hurt Investors

June 10, 2017

This week the House of Representatives voted to pass the Financial CHOICE Act, which would severely limit shareholder rights and harm several beneficial practices and institutions that arose from the Dodd-Frank Act.


UCF Still In on Climate

June 5, 2017

United Church Funds, along with over 1,000 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities, representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure … Continue »


Climate Change Doesn’t Care if US Leaves Paris Accord

June 1, 2017

The Paris Accord is a multinational commitment that the whole world made to reduce climate change. United Church Funds continues to believe in the aims of the Paris Accord and will always keep climate change top-of-mind when making investment decisions. … Continue »


Investor Groups Are Defending Shareholder Rights

April 4, 2017

United Church Funds is a member of several organizations defending the rights of shareholders to present shareholder resolutions to the companies we own. The new US administration and its views has encouraged the Business Roundtable to label the shareholder resolution … Continue »


UCF Calls for Transparency in Pay Differences

March 21, 2017

Faith-based investors speak out on risks of a change in SEC’s planned disclosure of employee-to-CEO pay ratio Led by our ecumenical partners, United Church Funds is one of a group of seven faith-based investment organizations in urging the Securities and … Continue »

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