In a significant victory for Dollar General’s workers, a shareholder resolution – filed by United Church Funds alongside Domini Impact Investing and several members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – received 68% support from Dollar General shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on May 31. Click to read why this is a turning point for workers’ rights movement.
UCF awards over $180K to seminaries through Helen and Richard Brown Endowment. This year’s Brown scholars come from 17 UCC conferences and attend 12 seminaries, divinity schools, or regional theological education programs. Click to read more.
The UCF team shared a review of UCF’s investment performance, organizational updates and the latest in our responsible investing efforts for the first quarter of 2023. Access the Town Hall recording, presentation slides and poll results!
UCF is honored to be a presenting sponsor of the upcoming General Synod, along with our partner UCC financial ministries. We invite you to join us at Synod events and workshops that we’ll be sponsoring, leading or participating in. Click to learn more.
The UCC General Synod resolution calling on all settings of the church to engage in various strategies to address climate change led to the establishment of our Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund and Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund. While we are proud of what these funds have accomplished, divestment from fossil fuels alone is not enough to mitigate climate change. Read more on steps we need to take to ensure a successful transition to renewable energy.
Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse and the recent takeover of Credit Suisse Bank by UBS have sparked concerns of a more significant banking crisis and investment losses due to sudden events. David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, has prepared this statement to explain the event, market reaction and UCF’s position on our investment strategies. Click to read more.
The Board of Directors of UCF has issued a Climate Justice Statement, declaring UCF’s commitment to addressing global warming through its investment policies and engagements and placing climate justice and racial justice as its highest organizational priorities. Click to read more.