WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) eighth annual Green Initiative Task Force 2014 Annual Report shows an almost 300 percent increase in green bond purchases within the Fixed Income portfolio. This year, the Teachers’ Retirement Board identified sustainable investing as a key, strategic priority, which is reflected in the report and other initiatives.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes expressed his sadness at the passing, on Tuesday November 4, of former CalSTRS CEO Jim Mosman in his longtime hometown of Sacramento. Mr. Mosman led CalSTRS for 12 years from 1988 until 2001.
The CalSTRS 2014 funding plan enacted in Assembly Bill 1469 sets the Defined Benefit Program on a sustainable course to eliminate the unfunded liability within three decades.
This historic legislation calls for gradual, shared contribution increases from members, employers and the State of California over the next several years beginning July 1, 2014. The plan meets solid actuarial and accounting practices and offers a complete approach to fully funding the Defined Benefit Program.
Decade-long efforts to bridge the Defined Benefit Program’s current $73.7 billion funding gap conclude with a plan that fully funds the program within 32 years. Assembly Bill 1469, signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., as part of the 2014-15 budget, increases member, employer and state contributions over the next several years and sets the program on a sustainable course.
The funding solution is the result of years of focused discussions, stakeholder outreach, legislative visits and hearings. Since 2006, guided by the Teachers’ Retirement Board, CalSTRS committed to promoting the development of a comprehensive strategy to address the long-term funding needs of the system.
Ask Jack is an online communication channel offered by CalSTRS CEO, Jack Ehnes. This Web forum solicits questions about the funding and administration of the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program. Not all will be posted directly, but Jack’s responses will be inclusive of views and perspectives.
An economic impact study finds that CalSTRS benefit payments are a substantial economic driver in California, generating $11 billion in economic activity, supporting more than 92,000 jobs and creating about $1.2 billion in tax payments to state and local governments through income, sales and corporate profit taxes.
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