As a demonstration of our support for the Black Lives Matter movement as well as our commitment to changes that lead to lasting justice, UCF will observe Friday, June 19, as a holiday in celebration of Juneteenth.
We at United Church Funds are deeply concerned about what is happening throughout our nation. UCF is recommitting to using the proven and powerful strategy of responsible investing: investing to make a difference.
World Environment Day falls on June 5. In commemoration, UCF is proud to share the partnerships we have forged, the work that we have accomplished and the progress of our initiatives to help address environmental issues. Read our initiatives, from our launch of the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund to our response in addressing the climate crisis.
Today, 23.9% of voting shareholders of AbbVie, a U.S. pharmaceutical company, supported a United Church Funds-led shareholder resolution to report on the “feasibility of incorporating public concern over high drug price into the senior executive compensation arrangement.”
United Church Funds is proud to have coordinated a shareholder resolution with Gilead Sciences, Inc. that received 43.4% support at Gilead’s annual general meeting on May 6, 2020. The resolution requested the company to separate the position of the Chair of the Board from the CEO position.
United Church Funds talked with Rev. John H. Pomeroy, Co-Pastor at First Congregational Church of Pasadena, to learn about the church’s history, mission, and how they deepen their impact in the community through socially responsible investing.
Matt Wagner, Director, Institutional Relationships, discussed with David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, the impact of COVID-19 on the global market, what recovery looks like and the benefits of diversification.