UCF today announced the launch of the Just World Fund, a fixed income impact fund that will enable churches and faith-based organizations to leverage their investable assets to address global economic justice, fair housing, human rights to water and nutrition, and solutions for environmental security.
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.
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.
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.
Along with other concerned investors, UCF is using this voice to support the protest of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for the rights of self-determination regarding the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
UCF is a signatory of a statement organized by Trillium Asset Management, Croatan Institute and the New York City Comptroller which gathers investors representing $2.1 trillion in collective assets under management calling for a full repeal of North Carolina’s notorious House Bill 2.
In a recent article published by the Catholic News Service, Katie McCloskey outlines some of the long-term strategies UCF has used to pressure companies to cease operating in — and profiting from — Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
In a recent interview conducted by Deborah Potter for PBS’ Religion & Ethics News Weekly, Director of Social Responsibility Katie McCloskey spoke about our historic, particular response to calls for nonviolent actions to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. These efforts highlight UCF’s unique ability to tailor portfolios to align with the values of our clients.