CalSTRS is pleased to publish our third annual Corporate Governance Report. This is an opportunity for us as a large, long-term shareholder to communicate with our stakeholders, beneficiaries, investment partners and portfolio companies the priorities of our Corporate Governance Program.
As universal long-term owners, we actively monitor our holdings and expect our portfolio companies to govern themselves responsibly, acknowledging their duty to shareholders. In return, we seek a return on our capital that balances risks with rewards. When we believe any of our portfolio companies are not carrying out their duty, we will actually engage and communicate with them to share our concerns.
The Green Initiative Task Force Annual Report highlights CalSTRS’ environmental-themed investments and environmental risk-management efforts.
The Green Initiative Task Force, known as the “Green Team,” was established in 2007 to identify, analyze and propose investment opportunities and risk-control strategies addressing climate change. Since then, the focus has pushed beyond carbon emissions to consider risks and opportunities related to issues such as land use, water sourcing, mineral extraction and waste disposal.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related business.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code §11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.