RI has partnered with the Committee on Workers Capital (CWC) to publish a series of CWC Trustee Profile interviews with union-nominated pension fund trustees that touch on the role of individual board members in driving innovation around responsible investment at their funds. This installment is with Sharon Hendricks, Vice-Chair of the CalSTRS Board of Trustees.
CalSTRS is the nation’s second largest public pension fund with assets totaling approximately $213.5 billion as of July 31, 2017. The investment portfolio is broadly diversified into six asset categories.
CalSTRS Investment Philosophy
Long-Term Patient Capital—buying long-term net cash flows and capital gain potential at a reasonable price.
CalSTRS, through the Responsible Contractor Policy, supports and encourages fair wages and benefits for workers employed by its contractors and subcontractors, subject to fiduciary principles concerning duties of loyalty and prudence, both of which further require competitive returns on CalSTRS’ investments.
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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.