Climate Symposium

Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, recently presented at a Climate Symposium sponsored by UCF and the UCC Pension Boards. View the video presentation today.

UCF 2021 Shareholder Resolutions

On behalf of our clients, UCF works to encourage responsible corporate citizenship in the companies we invest in. One way we do this is by filling shareholder resolutions that bring up specific issues for vote by shareholders to help create a just world for all.

Amex Shareholders Overwhelmingly Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Disclosure

UCF, alongside shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow, co-filed a shareholder resolution asking for more data on the effectiveness of American Express’s diversity and inclusion program. A strong 60% majority of shareholders voted in favor of the resolution at the recent annual general meeting.

The Race to Save Our Planet: Climate Change Pressures Ratcheting Up

Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, discusses the pressure being applied to corporations to protect our planet and the strategic partnership to address climate issues.

UCF Co-Files Shareholder Resolutions Seeking Workplace Equity Data

UCF is partnering with As You Sow and co-filed three shareholder resolutions urging corporate transparency on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

UCF Strengthens Commitment to Racial Equity

As a responsible investor, UCF is committed to strengthening our efforts and taking concrete steps toward racial justice and equality. UCF will continue to work with our partners and on behalf of our clients to ensure that their investments make a positive impact on people’s lives, communities and the world. Read more on concrete steps UCF has taken toward racial justice and equality.

Why is SRI More Important Than Ever Before?

US SIF’s 13th edition of Report of US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends confirms the continued increase in responsible investing. Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing shared his insight on what does this mean and why responsible investing is more important than ever?

Myth Busting: Do Exclusionary Screens Actually Hurt Performance?

In this article, Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing discusses one of the biggest myths surrounding responsible investing.

Faith-based Investors Gather Virtually to Listen and Learn

Learn what responsible investors are talking about from Matthew Illian’s highlights of the recent fall conference of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

Responsible Investing and the UCC

The United Church of Christ has a long and commendable legacy of turning to faith values to guide its economic practices. This legacy also guides UCF’s work in managing the assets of churches and faith-based institutions. View and download an infographic that shows the evolution of responsible investing in the UCC.