Investors’ Role in Combatting the Climate Crisis Emphasized at UN Climate Week, PRI in Person Event

United Church Funds recently took part in two significant events – the UN Climate Week as well as the PRI in Person Event. The new concepts and frameworks that the PRI in Person and the UN Climate Week provided will arm us with the implements to continue to improve our own climate response and responsible investing platform.

August 2019 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of August 2019, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Creating a Just World Through Values-aligned Investing

In light of the UNGA meeting, UCF is pleased to share some of the work we have accomplished to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide the international community in common pursuit of solving the world’s problems. UCF has contributed to the positive outcomes of several global goals using our core socially responsible investing strategies of engagement, asset alignment and innovative product offerings.

July 2019 Market Review

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of July 2019, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

August 2019 Market Commentary

Given recent market volatility, we would like to share this thoughtful perspective from David Klassen, UCF’s Chief Investment Strategist.

June 2019 Market Review

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of June 2019, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

SunTrust Bank to Stop Financing Private Prisons

United Church Funds, a leading provider of investment management to churches and faith-based organizations, commends SunTrust Bank for its decision to stop future financing of the private prison and detention industries.

UCF Introduces The Just World Fund

UCF today announced the launch of the Just World Fund, a fixed income impact fund that will enable churches and faith-based organizations to leverage their investable assets to address global economic justice, fair housing, human rights to water and nutrition, and solutions for environmental security.

UCF Celebrates Bank of America’s Decision to Stop Financing Private Prisons

Just days after General Synod decried the private prison industry, United Church Funds is celebrating its part in the decision Bank of America has made to stop its financing of the industry.

Recognizing Retiring UCF President Don Hart

The United Church of Christ formally expressed its appreciation on Monday to Don Hart, who is retiring at the end of the month after 28 years of service as the president of United Church Funds.