CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 5, No. 12

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

Answering the Call to Global Action on Climate Change

Global leaders gathered at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in New York this September in a show of solidarity for climate change policy. CalSTRS was among the more than 800 organizations to contribute to what many hope is the beginning of a comprehensive global agreement on climate change anticipated to take place in Paris in December of 2015.

What's New

Your Input is Valuable – Please Complete CalSTRS Sustainability Survey

A commitment to sustainability is a key component of the culture, investments, core values and vision at CalSTRS. And per the five-year strategic business plan, CalSTRS is embarking on our inaugural sustainability report covering the calendar year of 2014. In this annual report, we will review and report on CalSTRS sustainability performance related to the most important of 12 crucial and relevant topics for each fiscal year. The report will encompass feedback from various stakeholder groups, which is where we need your assistance in completing a brief sustainability survey.

Statement Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Mourns the Sudden Passing of Former CEO Jim Mosman
Mr. Mosman leaves a long legacy of state and public service

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.

News release Gretchen Zeagler

CalSTRS Releases 8th Annual Green Initiative Task Force Report
Environmentally-focused strategies nearly triple green bond purchases

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.

Statement Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Statement on the Shareholder Vote at Oracle
Proxy access to nominate board candidates proves elusive

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) issued the following statement about today’s shareholder vote on proxy access at the Oracle Corporation. CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance Anne Sheehan said: 

News release Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Completes Investment Staff Restructuring
Hiring of a Chief Operating Investment Officer and directors for two asset classes completes investments leadership restructuring

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced today the completion of its Investment Branch leadership restructuring with the hiring of its first Chief Operating Investment Officer and two asset class directors.