UCF Still In on Climate

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 the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.

UCF Chief Investment Strategist Speaks on the Future of ESG and Impact Investing

David Klassen, United Church Funds’ Chief Investment Strategist, recently contributed to the influential Goldman Sachs Asset Management Symposium, speaking on “The Future of ESG and Impact Investing.”

UCF Calls for Transparency in Pay Difference

Faith-based investors speak out on risks of a change in SEC’s planned disclosure of employee-to-CEO pay ratio.

United Church Funds Takes Stand on Dakota Access Pipeline

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.

United Church Funds Hosts Standing Rock Tribal Chair as Investors Look to Offer Support

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 among Investors Calling for Full Repeal of NC Law HB2

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.

How Does Brexit Affect UCF’s Investment Strategy?

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.

United Church Funds lessens exposure to oil, gas and coal in Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

United Church Funds has improved its Beyond Fossil Fuel Fund offerings in order to increase impact and meet the desires of UCF’s current and potential investors. 

UCF discusses approaches to Mideast peace with Catholic News Service

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.

UCF featured in PBS interview

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.