WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2019) – California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced that trustee Sharon Hendricks was elected to the PRI Association Board. As an independent organization, PRI encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks.
Corporate engagement is one of the key tools CalSTRS uses to influence change in the marketplace.
Each year, Corporate Governance staff, under direction from the Teachers’ Retirement Board, determines key issues to engage portfolio companies on over the next fiscal year. Each issue must be consistent with the CalSTRS Corporate Governance Program and Portfolio Policy and CalSTRS Investment Policy for Mitigating Environmental, Social and Governance Risks.
CalSTRS prefers engagement over divestment as it upholds our rights as a shareholder and allows us to discuss issues with companies that impact the long-term value of the fund. The board will consider divestment as a last resort, but only after pursuing engagement and conducting careful financial analysis.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related business.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code §11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.