Tag Archive: Responsible Investing

COP26 and Faith-Based Organizations

November 4, 2021 6:44 pm Published by

While world leaders gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 summit, we can all be thinking about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Settings of the United Church of Christ are already doing just that. Read more!

Climate Symposium

October 18, 2021 3:04 pm Published by

Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, recently presented at a Climate Symposium sponsored by UCF and the UCC Pension Boards. View the video presentation today.

Will We Build Back Better?

September 13, 2021 4:39 pm Published by

While COVID-19 and climate change pose ongoing challenges, the stock market continues to generate more wealth than ever before. Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, has written an article that reflects on these disparities and highlights a practice that is key to building back for a stronger future. Read more.

UCF 2021 Shareholder Resolutions

June 7, 2021 4:54 pm Published by

On behalf of our clients, UCF works to encourage responsible corporate citizenship in the companies we invest in. One way we do this is by filling shareholder resolutions that bring up specific issues for vote by shareholders to help create a just world for all.

Amex Shareholders Overwhelmingly Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Disclosure

May 17, 2021 5:45 pm Published by

UCF, alongside shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow, co-filed a shareholder resolution asking for more data on the effectiveness of American Express's diversity and inclusion program. A strong 60% majority of shareholders voted in favor of the resolution at the recent annual general meeting.

The Race to Save Our Planet: Climate Change Pressures Ratcheting Up

April 20, 2021 3:59 am Published by

Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, discusses the pressure being applied to corporations to protect our planet and the strategic partnership to address climate issues.

Pharma Accountability Coalition Notches Notable Wins

April 19, 2021 4:01 pm Published by

UCF, along with its organizational partners that make up the Investors for Opioid and Pharmaceutical Accountability (IOPA), recently announced notable wins from 88 shareholder resolutions filed in the past three years. Read more about the accomplishments.

International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Women Executives at United Church Funds

March 8, 2021 3:50 pm Published by

To celebrate International Women's Day, UCF spoke with four women on our team about the challenges and rewards of working in the financial sector.

UCF Co-Files Shareholder Resolutions Seeking Workplace Equity Data

January 12, 2021 3:56 pm Published by

UCF is partnering with As You Sow and co-filed three shareholder resolutions urging corporate transparency on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

UCF Strengthens Commitment to Racial Equity

January 11, 2021 8:55 pm Published by

As a responsible investor, UCF is committed to strengthening our efforts and taking concrete steps toward racial justice and equality. UCF will continue to work with our partners and on behalf of our clients to ensure that their investments make a positive impact on people’s lives, communities and the world. Read more on concrete steps UCF has taken toward racial justice and equality.