WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is searching for public equity investment managers with an environmental, social and governance focus. There are up to six new ESG manager spots available for consideration.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today announced the appointment of Grant Boyken as Public Affairs Executive Officer. The position and the branch are new for CalSTRS, having been established after the retirement of Ed Derman, the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Plan Design and Communication Branch.
California’s $188 billion teachers’ pension fund is stepping up the pressure on Volkswagen in a European lawsuit over the German automaker’s air-pollution scandal.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the second-largest U.S. public pension fund, has obtained a court order that will enable its attorneys to unearth potentially crucial corporate records relating to Volkswagen’s tainted diesel vehicles.
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The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s commitment to invest $2.5 billion in a low-carbon index strategy is part of a larger plan to invest its stock portfolio in companies with more sustainable business practices.
The plan also includes increasing the $188.8 billion West Sacramento-based pension fund’s allocation to so-called sustainability managers — which invest in alternative energy companies or companies that are committed to sustainable environmental practices — to $3 billion from $1 billion.
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