UCF announced that Brown Endowment grants of over $100,000 has been awarded so far this year to 13 United UCC conferences to help them implement support programs and leadership development for authorized ministers who are addressing and responding to the crisis and trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice.
Along with other concerned investors, UCF is using this voice to support the protest of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for the rights of self-determination regarding the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
UCF welcomed tribal chairman Dave Archambault II to their offices in New York City to learn how it can help the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protect the sacred grounds and waters from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
UCF is a signatory of a statement organized by Trillium Asset Management, Croatan Institute and the New York City Comptroller which gathers investors representing $2.1 trillion in collective assets under management calling for a full repeal of North Carolina’s notorious House Bill 2.
On June 23rd, 51.9 percent of U.K. voters opted to “Leave” the European Union, an outcome that surprised market participants. UCF’s Chief Investment Strategist, David Klassen shared his thoughts on how this affects UCF’s investment strategy.
In a recent article published by the Catholic News Service, Katie McCloskey outlines some of the long-term strategies UCF has used to pressure companies to cease operating in — and profiting from — Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
In a recent interview conducted by Deborah Potter for PBS’ Religion & Ethics News Weekly, Director of Social Responsibility Katie McCloskey spoke about our historic, particular response to calls for nonviolent actions to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. These efforts highlight UCF’s unique ability to tailor portfolios to align with the values of our clients.
UCF is proud to be a supporter of the Paris Pledge for Action (L’Appel de Paris), an initiative joining over 100 parties with more than US$ 10 trillion in assets under management sending a clear indication of a commitment to a transition to a low-carbon economy.
UCF was very involved in several conversations during General Synod regarding socially responsible investing practices. To learn more about our efforts and recent changes made to our investing policy, please read the following letter from UCF President Don Hart.