WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s Director of Corporate Governance Anne Sheehan was elected Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee today.
Ms. Sheehan was appointed as a member of the IAC when it was created in 2012, followed by her election as vice chairman in June 2015. Since April 2017, after Kurt Schacht left the committee, Ms. Sheehan has been acting chairman. In addition, Ms. Sheehan served as Chairman of the Investor as Owner Subcommittee from 2012 to 2014.
CalSTRS is an active participant in a variety of investor related organizations that are focused on sustainable issues, including Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk.
Our commitment to be an active investor organization fosters our duty to protect and grow the assets that educators have entrusted to us. Accomplishing that means being good stewards of the businesses we invest in; with assurance they too are focused on risks that could impact their long-term value.
To assist in this effort, CalSTRS created an internal Green Initiative Task Force made up of representatives across all investment groups. Their mission is to manage risk and capture opportunity posed by sustainability considerations associated with climate change and other environmental issues.
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