SRI

SunTrust Bank to Stop Financing Private Prisons

July 8, 2019

New York, July 8, 2019 – United Church Funds, a leading provider of investment management to churches and faith-based organizations, commends SunTrust Bank for its decision to stop future financing of the private prison and detention industries.

 

Recognizing Opioid Addiction as a Health Epidemic

June 24, 2019

On June 22, Katie McCloskey, UCF Director of Social Responsibility, delivered a speech at the 2019 General Synod to introduce the Opioid Epidemic resolution. After her address, the resolution passed overwhelmingly. Below is the video from the Synod plenary and … Continue »

 

UCF Leads a Resolution that Generates 79.7% Support from Shareholders

May 22, 2019

United Church Funds (UCF) is celebrating the very successful campaign at pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt, where a resolution that UCF sponsored on lobbying disclosures generated 79.7% support from the company’s shareholders.

 

How ESG Investing Helps Address the Opioid Crisis

April 5, 2019

The 24th General Synod in 2003 noted that “the emphasis of the United States’ war on drugs continues to be on the production and supply of illegal substances rather than focusing on the demand for drugs in our own land;” … Continue »

 

UCF Calls on All Shareholders to Support Right-Aligning Exec Bonuses Away From Drug Price Hikes

April 3, 2019

In preparation for the upcoming AbbVie annual meeting, United Church Funds is calling on all shareholders in the company to support a proposal UCF filed seeking that the company disclose how they consider the risks of executive incentive plans being … Continue »

 

Women Investing Today – Seeking Justice in Our Financial Lives

May 11, 2018

At a time when women are increasingly making their voices heard in arenas across the American spectrum, many clergywomen and women that sit on investment committees are seeking opportunities to use their church endowments to positively impact society.

 

Love of Creation: Green Investing

April 19, 2018

As people around the world celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, we thought this is an opportune time to share our thoughts and explain how UCF’s investment in green bonds provides a competitive return and helps to develop a … Continue »

 

SRI Update: Corporate Dialogues and Shareholder Resolutions

March 27, 2018

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) refers to investment strategies that seek not only to provide financial return but also the process of selecting companies in which to invest in that have sustainable and ethical environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

 

UCF Progress on 2013 General Synod Resolution

July 6, 2017

United Church Funds (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 … Continue »

 

United Church Funds Takes Stand on Dakota Access Pipeline

December 1, 2016

As a faith-based investor, United Church Funds (UCF) utilizes our moral voice in matters of environmental, social, and governance impacts. Along with other concerned investors, we are using this voice to support the protest of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe … Continue »

 
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