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.
SRI

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.

UCF Progress on 2013 General Synod Resolution

UCF is pleased to share the progress of our response to the call for urgent action on climate change to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ meeting in Baltimore, Maryland from June 30-July 4, 2017.

The Financial CHOICE Act Would Hurt Investors

This week the House of Representatives voted to pass the Financial CHOICE Act, which would severely limit shareholder rights and harm several beneficial practices and institutions that arose from the Dodd-Frank Act. UCF has sent letters to legislators imploring them to not support this detrimental legislation.

UCF Still In on Climate

United Church Funds, along with over 1,000 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities, representing the broadest cross-section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.

UCF Chief Investment Strategist Speaks on the Future of ESG and Impact Investing

David Klassen, United Church Funds’ Chief Investment Strategist, recently contributed to the influential Goldman Sachs Asset Management Symposium, speaking on “The Future of ESG and Impact Investing.”

UCF Calls for Transparency in Pay Difference

Faith-based investors speak out on risks of a change in SEC’s planned disclosure of employee-to-CEO pay ratio.