Matt Wagner, Vice President, Institutional Relationships, has prepared a fiduciary focus article that discusses the importance of maintaining a long-term focus on investment strategies, even during challenging and uncertain times. Read the article.
Partners in Building is a multi-day virtual event that connects pastors & other church leaders with information on how to repurpose, finance and manage church-owned property through annual training events. UCF is one of the keynote speakers and will deliver a presentation focusing on “Investing Resources for Sustainability.” Learn more.
This year’s Pride month celebrations are tinged with some concern and even outright fear that these hard-won rights may be threatened. UCF supports marriage equality rights for all and calls on businesses and investment allies to support the LGBTQ+ community. Read more.
Dollar General workers traveled for nine hours by bus from Louisiana to attend a rally at corporate headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, on May 25, during the company’s 2022 annual shareholders’ meeting. They demanded better pay and safer working conditions, but were greeted with a closed door. Read more.
Over the last two years, there has been a spectacular increase in investments that focus on or include environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. UCF has prepared a report that examines the recent explosion of ESG investing universally, as well as the ways in which UCF, on behalf of its clients, has participated in and contributed to that growth. Download and read the report.
UCF filed a shareholder resolution calling on Meta to prepare and publicly release a report disclosing its lobbying activities and payments. That resolution, known as Item No. 13, will be voted on at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Meta Platforms on May 25. Read more.
The UCF staff and investment team shared a review of UCF’s investment performance, organizational updates and the latest in our responsible investing efforts for the first quarter of 2022. Access the Town Hall recording, presentation slides and poll results!
In the wake of the Supreme Court draft majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, UCF will continue the fight for legal abortion and women’s reproductive rights by focusing attention and engagement on states and large employers. Read more.
UCF’s Director of Responsible Investing, Matthew Illian, presented the following remarks at the Gilead Sciences Corporation meeting of shareholders on May 4, 2022, regarding a shareholder resolution calling for an independent Board Chair.