Tag Archive: Responsible Investing

UCF Among Investors Calling for a Living Wage

November 17, 2023 6:49 pm Published by

UCF has proudly joined 135 other institutional investors in endorsing the Investor Statement in Support of a Living Wage. The statement represents a collective call to action for U.S. companies to pay a living wage to all their workers, in alignment with international human rights standards. Read more.

Lawsuits Threatens Shareholder Resolution Process

October 26, 2023 8:15 pm Published by

Lawsuits filed by the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Center for Public Policy Research seek to remove protections that allow a shareholder to bring critical issues to a vote at the annual shareholder meeting. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is responding to the lawsuits by filing an amicus brief. Click to read more.

UCF Statement on the Israel/Palestine Conflict

October 18, 2023 12:27 pm Published by

UCF has prepared a statement surrounding the Israel/Palestine conflict, reaffirming our commitment to implementing responsible investing strategies that will uphold peace, justice and human rights. Click to read more.

Sustainability Issues Galvanize Global Investors: Insights from PRI in Person

October 18, 2023 12:18 pm Published by

UCF recently attended PRI in Person conference as a demonstration of our commitment to collaborating with global investors around the evolving landscape of responsible investing and sustainability. Read the three key takeaways from this year's conference.

Dollar General Shareholders Signal Strong Support for Workers’ Rights

June 9, 2023 7:48 pm Published by

In a significant victory for Dollar General’s workers, a shareholder resolution – filed by United Church Funds alongside Domini Impact Investing and several members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – received 68% support from Dollar General shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on May 31. Click to read why this is a turning point for workers' rights movement.

Earth Day, Every Day: UCF Marks 10 Years of Beyond Fossil Fuels Funds

April 17, 2023 3:55 pm Published by

The UCC General Synod resolution calling on all settings of the church to engage in various strategies to address climate change led to the establishment of our Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund and Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund. While we are proud of what these funds have accomplished, divestment from fossil fuels alone is not enough to mitigate climate change. Read more on steps we need to take to ensure a successful transition to renewable energy.

United Church Funds Commits to Climate Justice

March 20, 2023 8:50 pm Published by

The Board of Directors of UCF has issued a Climate Justice Statement, declaring UCF’s commitment to addressing global warming through its investment policies and engagements and placing climate justice and racial justice as its highest organizational priorities. Click to read more.

Climate Justice Statement

March 20, 2023 6:15 pm Published by

The UCF Climate Justice Taskforce recently introduced UCF Climate Justice Statement, designed to center UCF's attention on those people and communities that are most impacted by climate change. This Climate Justice Statement includes four calls to action focused on investment strategy, public policy, corporate engagement and stakeholder engagement.

FedEx Agrees to Greater Transparency on Climate Lobbying Activities

September 16, 2022 8:09 pm Published by

UCF and PBUCC announced today that as the result of their joint shareholder resolution filed this past April, FedEx Corporation has agreed to enhance public disclosure of its climate lobbying activities. Read more.

What ESG Can – and Can’t – Do

September 8, 2022 12:23 pm Published by

After a decade of increasing acceptance, the Environmental, Social and Governance movement has faced a political backlash of late, particularly against the “E” goals around the climate crisis. In this article, Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, provides an insight into how this event can be an opportunity for investors to gain greater clarity on ESG’s role in responsible investing and an understanding of what it can – and can’t – do.