Engagement

Overview

Stewardship priorities

The CalSTRS Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies unit uses our influence as a significant global investor to promote long-term sustainable business practices and public policies. We engage publicly traded companies in order to support long-term value creation as well as mitigate risk to our portfolio and the financial market as a whole. To guide these efforts, the Teacher’s Retirement Board approved the CalSTRS Stewardship Priorities.

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CalSTRS activist stewardship

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CalSTRS activist stewardship is targeted and heightened engagement at a company where traditional engagement has failed to produce meaningful results.

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The value of engagements

The value of engagements

CalSTRS invests a multi-billion dollar fund in a unique and complex social-economic milieu and recognizes we can neither operate nor invest in a vacuum. As a significant investor with a long-term investment horizon, engagement is a critical tool used by the CalSTRS Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies team to influence changes in public policies and corporate practices that support long-term value creation.

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Letters

Corporate governance means being good stewards of our beneficiaries’ capital-protecting and growing our investments.

In addition to engaging companies, we comment on regulatory policy and legislation.

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News releases

CalSTRS regularly issues news releases covering its stance on a variety of corporate governance issues.