UCF announced that Brown Endowment grants of over $100,000 has been awarded so far this year to 13 United UCC conferences to help them implement support programs and leadership development for authorized ministers who are addressing and responding to the crisis and trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice.
UCF recently sat down with Iain Campbell, Investment Manager at Baillie Gifford. In this short video, Iain Campbell shared what Baillie Gifford does for UCF clients, what sets Baillie Gifford apart from other investment managers, and the latest environmental, social and governance developments at Baillie Gifford.
Matthew W. Wagner, Director of Institutional Relationships at UCF, has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for Fi360.
UCF attended the PRI in Person event last September. As a signatory, UCF commits to incorporating ESG issues into our investment policy, analysis and decision-making. Learn more about what happened during the PRI in Person in this article.
United Church Funds recently took part in two significant events – the UN Climate Week as well as the PRI in Person Event. The new concepts and frameworks that the PRI in Person and the UN Climate Week provided will arm us with the implements to continue to improve our own climate response and responsible investing platform.
In light of the UNGA meeting, UCF is pleased to share some of the work we have accomplished to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide the international community in common pursuit of solving the world’s problems. UCF has contributed to the positive outcomes of several global goals using our core socially responsible investing strategies of engagement, asset alignment and innovative product offerings.
In this webinar, Minoti Dhanaraj, Senior Investment Analyst, joins Kathryn McCloskey, Director, Social Responsibility, to discuss second-quarter investment performance; UCF’s investment strategy and positioning; and exciting news about the launch of the Just World Fund, a fixed income impact fund that offers a unique opportunity to invest in inclusive finance (impact investing).
Formally known as the Funds Description Statement, this eight-page document functions as a type of prospectus for United Church Funds, describing our various funds, policies, investment objectives and risks, considerations for fund selection and more.