How ESG Investing Helps Address the Opioid Crisis

Scially Responsible Investing (SRI) refers to investment strategies that seek not only to provide financial return but also the process…

Advancing Women through Investment

Faith-based investors can support women’s socio-economic advancement through their investment portfolio. This article outlines a brief guideline to help get you started.

UN Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70

UCF joins other members of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights. We are proud to be a member of the IAHR which interprets human rights to be one aspect of investors’ responsibility when making investment decisions.
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21% of Abbvie Shareholders Favor Report on How Drug Pricing Risks are Integrated Into Exec Incentive Programs

At today’s annual shareholder meeting for Abbvie a first-time shareholder proposal questioning the links between executive compensation packages and drug price increases received a solid show of support from investors, signaling to the board of directors that this issue is key to investor confidence about the long-term sustainability of the company.

Love of Creation: Green Investing

Andrew Russell, Director of Fixed-Income Investments of The Pension Boards – United Church of Christ and Kathryn O’Neill McCloskey, Director of Social Responsibility, United Church Funds, share their insight on how investors can help protect the earth and achieve a competitive return from green investments.

Massachusetts Conference to Transfer All Invested Assets to Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

United Church Funds celebrates the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC) Board of Director’s decision to transfer all of their assets currently invested with UCF to the Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund.
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SRI Update: Corporate Dialogues and Shareholder Resolutions

As a leader in SRI, UCF makes it a priority to thoughtfully and effectively respond to urgent calls for social action from the United Church of Christ, our investors and other SRI partners. UCF is pleased to share positive updates on our work in corporate dialogues and shareholder resolutions.

UCF Announces Changes in Exclusionary Screening

United Church Funds (UCF) today announced an important update pertaining to UCF exclusionary screening policy.

$1.3 Trillion Investor Coalition Probes Pharma on Opioid Accountability

UCF together with members of Investors for Opioid Accountability, a coalition of 30 treasurers, asset managers, faith-based, public and labor funds with over $1.3 trillion in assets, are filling multiple shareholder proposals on board oversight of business risks related to opioid at 10 opioid distributor and manufacturer companies.