RI has partnered with the Committee on Workers Capital (CWC) to publish a series of CWC Trustee Profile interviews with union-nominated pension fund trustees that touch on the role of individual board members in driving innovation around responsible investment at their funds. This installment is with Sharon Hendricks, Vice-Chair of the CalSTRS Board of Trustees.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) released a statement today regarding its investments in private equity funds managed by Cerberus Capital Management that are invested in the Freedom Group, which manufactures firearms:
“The tragic and devastating acts that took place December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have prompted many in this country to call for change: To determine what we can do differently to help ensure the unthinkable never happens again.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider and a pioneer in responsible investment, announced that Jack Ehnes, CEO of CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) will serve as the new chairman of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) Corporate Governance Director, Anne Sheehan, has been named to the board of directors of the newly-launched Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced the launch of a real estate joint venture focused on urban retail properties in underserved communities. The partnership has the potential of reaching $250 million in commitments.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) released a statement today outlining its votes at the News Corp. annual meeting. CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance Anne Sheehan said:
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced the expansion of its infrastructure program that includes a $42.8 million commitment to four California investments. Two of the investments are construction projects.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes issued a statement today in response to State Controller John Chiang’s “Pension Controls and Mechanisms” review addressing pension spiking:
“Last year, before the State Controller announced plans for his review, CalSTRS had identified the need to make aggressive changes and upgrades to mitigate pension spiking. This resulted in the creation of a toll-free Pension Abuse Reporting Hotline and a dedicated Compensation Review Unit to investigate suspected pension spiking cases.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, reports overwhelming success regarding adopting a majority voting standard in director elections with the 95 companies engaged in the 2012 proxy season.Eighty-two of those companies adopted a majority voting standard.
NEW YORK, NY – The Diverse Director DataSource (3D), a new resource for finding untapped talent to serve on corporate boards, is now open for corporations, search firms and shareowners looking for diverse talent for corporate boards.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – CalSTRS calls the naming of Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors a good first step toward greater corporate leadership diversity. CalSTRS also encourages additional action.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, announced today the $250 million expansion of its New and Next Generation Private Equity Manager Program with Invesco Private Capital (IPC). The program’s assets under management now total $550 million.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, and pension plans from New York, Illinois, North Carolina and Connecticut today announced success in achieving corporate board accountability via proxy access at Nabors Industries, Ltd.—the first such victory at a U.S. public company.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – Jack Ehnes, chief executive officer of CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, made the following statement regarding CalSTRS’ intent to vote its 5.3 million shares, worth $313.5 million, at the upcoming shareholder meeting:
“CalSTRS believes former and current Wal-Mart executives and board members breached their fiduciary responsibilities. They did so by failing to respond to indications of a pattern of unethical conduct in the company’s foreign operations.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement Board, the governing body of CalSTRS, today announced the selection of Pension Consulting Alliance as the private equity consultant to its Investment Committee for the next five years.
PCA will provide independent assessments of the private equity portfolio’s performance.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – CalSTRS, The California Teachers’ Retirement System, today announced that its employee recognition program, Virtuosity > CalSTRS Powered by You, garnered the 2012 RPI Best Practice Standards® Award for Best Overall Recognition Program from Recognition Professionals International (RPI).The international award celebrates employee recognition innovations that enhance organizational per
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The trustees of CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, unanimously elected Dana Dillon as chair and Harry M. Keiley as vice chair for the 2012-2013 term at their meeting, Thursday April 12, 2012.
The 12-member Teachers’ Retirement Board nominates and elects its chair and vice chair annually. Trustees serve four-year terms. The officers provide leadership to the board as they develop policies and provide direction for the nation’s largest teacher pension fund. The new officers assume their posts immediately.
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