CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 8

CalSTRS Outlook is an email summary of the latest news releases and other items of interest related to CalSTRS benefits and services.

Blog entry Jack Ehnes

The Road to a Full Funding Plan

The importance of a plan that fully funds the Defined Benefit Program cannot be overstated. It took years of overcoming budgetary constraints, educating numerous policymakers and stakeholders, and an overall perseverance to see a funding plan come to fruition.

Recently, CalSTRS sat down with a few individuals who were a part of this tremendous effort and they shared some of the challenges and highlights. This video captures the key moments that led to a funding plan.

News release Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Gets Rapid Response to Board Diversity Effort
131 California companies with no women on their boards of directors receive offers of help

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), in collaboration with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), sent the 131 California companies in their portfolios that lack women directors a letter offering their combined expertise to help diversify their boards.

News release Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS 2014 Proxy Season Advances Majority Voting Standard
Focus on small cap companies continues to create positive governance changes

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced overwhelming corporate governance success during the 2014 proxy season, as 86 of the 93 companies it engaged adopted a majority voting standard in corporate board elections.