WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes, announced plans to increase current clean energy and technology investments of $1.4 billion to $3.7 billion over the next five years in an effort to increase low-carbon investments. The move is in response to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for bold action to reduce carbon emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced overwhelming corporate governance success during the 2014 proxy season, as 86 of the 93 companies it engaged adopted a majority voting standard in corporate board elections.
In 2013 CalSTRS celebrated a century of securing the financial future and sustaining the trust of California’s educators. Delivering on our promise of a secure retirement educators can count on year in and year out for 100 years is an accomplishment we are proud to celebrate with you.
CalSTRS was founded in 1913 with 120 retired members and 15,000 active members. One hundred years later, CalSTRS remains committed to its mission to secure the financial future of California’s educators, providing retirement, disability and survivor benefits for 862,000 educators and their families.
Over the last 100 years, CalSTRS hasn’t just kept pace with California’s evolving history; we’ve been an important part of that history.
Each new year brings the promise of a fresh start. For CalSTRS, 2013 marks an especially significant year for the fund when we celebrate 100 years of service to California’s educators and their families. CalSTRS began in 1913 with 16,020 active and retired members, and has grown to presently include 862,000 members with a portfolio value of more than $157 billion. One hundred years of service is an accomplishment to be proud of, and wonderful, time-honoring events are in store to commemorate this special occasion.
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