CalSTRS Outlook

Making Sense of the Headlines
Volume 6, No. 3

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

Environmental Activist, U.S. Vice President and Generation Chairman Al Gore Speaks to the CalSTRS Board – 2/9/2015

The CalSTRS board meeting on Friday, February 6, 2015, featured a prominent environmental activist who sounded the alarm on climate change and how to counteract it, Chairman of Generation Investment Management, and U.S. Vice President from 1992 – 2000, Al Gore, and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management, David Blood.

News release Ricardo Duran

CalSTRS Board Adopts Updated Corporate Governance Principles

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) Investment Committee adoption last week of updated Corporate Governance Principles, sets the stage for an active proxy season in 2015.

Statement

The Importance of Corporate Engagement on Climate Change

Being global investors comes with great responsibilities. We have a fiduciary duty to be principled and effective investors to meet our financial commitments to our members and employer partners. We also recognize, and studies have proven, that effective corporate governance of companies we invest in have an impact to our bottom line.

We firmly believe that engagement is the first call of action, and results show that it is the most effective form of communicating concerns with the companies we own.

What's New

Form 1099-R Available on myCalSTRS

Form 1099-Rs for the 2014 tax year were mailed on January 20, 2015. You can view and print additional Form 1099-R statements by logging into myCalSTRS.

The form includes payments issued from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. View or print your Form 1099-R or make changes to your current tax withholding preferences on myCalSTRS.

In compliance with IRS guidelines, your 2014 Form 1099-R no longer includes Copy 2. We recommend you make a copy for your records.

Additional Information About Your Form 1099-R

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