CalSTRS Outlook

Headline Wrap Up
May 2017

CalSTRS Outlook provides an email summary of the latest news, updates and other items of interest related to CalSTRS benefits and services.

Blog entry

Inclusive Engagement a Key Theme of Third Annual Sustainability Report

Within CalSTRS’ third annual Global Reporting Initiative 2015–16 Sustainability Report: Global Stewardship at Work, the theme of internal and external engagement permeates our business landscape, investment strategies and long-term drive to achieve our member-focused mission.

Striving to engage and actively seek stakeholder input is an integral and important focus of CalSTRS’ sustainability reporting efforts. This year, as in the past, we launched a stakeholder materiality survey. The results of that survey provided guidance for the topics covered in this report, including an outline of comments received from more than 400 stakeholder responses.

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Board Highlights

Read about recent board activities in this newsletter style compilation.

News release Ricardo Duran

Governor Announces Appointment to CalSTRS Board

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today announced that Governor Brown has appointed Karen Yamamoto to the California State Teachers’ Retirement Board. The board oversees the retirement benefits for California’s prekindergarten–12 and community college educators covered under the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

News release Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Releases 2016 Actuarial Valuation
Impacts of investment and longevity assumptions felt; fund still moving toward funding goal

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Teachers’ Retirement Board today adopted the actuarial valuation for the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program as of June 30, 2016, reflecting impacts from assumption changes while also illustrating continued progress toward the system’s long-term funding goals.

News release Michelle Mussuto

CalSTRS Corporate Governance Program Elevated Its Voice on Policy in 2016
2016 annual report highlights success of key initiatives, collaborations and a glimpse into plans for 2017

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today released its 2016 Corporate Governance Annual Report. The report highlights the Corporate Governance staff efforts in, among other issues, regulatory activities, proxy voting and portfolio company engagement.