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Why has the market moved so dramatically in the last three weeks? COVID-19 is the trigger, and investor sentiment has shifted quickly from the complacency of viewing the virus as a contained problem in China to fears of a worldwide pandemic. Read the rest of the latest market commentary by David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, and Lan Cai, Deputy Chief Investment Strategist.
UCF attended the PRI in Person event last September. As a signatory, UCF commits to incorporating ESG issues into our investment policy, analysis and decision-making. Learn more about what happened during the PRI in Person in this article.
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.
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.
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.
On June 22, Katie McCloskey, UCF Director of Social Responsibility, delivered a speech at the 2019 General Synod to introduce the Opioid Epidemic resolution. After her address, the resolution passed overwhelmingly.
United Church Funds is proud of its work to mitigate the opioid epidemic and produced the following report to inform General Synod 2019 delegates about its accomplishments in relation to the resolution of witness, which will be considered at General Synod.
United Church Funds has prepared the following report to inform General Synod 2019 delegates about UCF’s position on private prisons and the work for justice on the finance and support of private prison corporations.
UCF is celebrating the very successful campaign at pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt, where a resolution that UCF sponsored on lobbying disclosures generated 79.7% support from the company’s shareholders.