Reproductive Rights: UCF Turns to States and Companies

In the wake of the Supreme Court draft majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, UCF will continue the fight for legal abortion and women’s reproductive rights by focusing attention and engagement on states and large employers. Read more.

UCF Pushes for Independent Chairperson at Gilead

UCF’s Director of Responsible Investing, Matthew Illian, presented the following remarks at the Gilead Sciences Corporation meeting of shareholders on May 4, 2022, regarding a shareholder resolution calling for an independent Board Chair.

Will Russia’s War Set Back Sustainable Investing?

As the war in Ukraine rattles global energy markets, sustainable investors worry that the calls to address global climate concerns are getting drowned out by the cacophony of short-term energy needs. How does this affect the progress of sustainable investing?

Organizational Sustainability: Using the UNSDG as a Guide

In March, UCF led a workshop on organizational sustainability at the annual gathering of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries. The workshop uses the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for organizations to develop sustainability goals. View and download the presentation today.

Norfolk Southern Releases Climate Lobbying Report in Response to Shareholder Resolution

In response to a 2021 shareholder resolution co-filed by UCF, Norfolk Southern has responded by releasing its first ever Climate Lobbying report and financial contributions to seven different trade associations.

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.

5 Steps Toward Sustainable Investing

View and download a helpful guide to assist faith-based and non-profit organizations who want to align their investments with their values.

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.