Low-Carbon Economy

Transition to a low-carbon economy


CalSTRS recognizes that climate change presents a material and existential risk to society and the economy. We are committed to influencing public policies, engaging with companies and promoting an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy through investments.

Our Low-Carbon Transition Work Plan seeks to reduce climate-related risk and identify opportunities to invest in climate-related solutions while also benefiting our members—California’s public school educators. 

The work plan includes five objectives:

  1. Build board and staff consensus on portfolio impacts. 
  2. Evaluate the transition readiness of portfolios by asset class.
  3. Expand investments in new climate-related solutions. 
  4. Enhance stewardship activities. 
  5. Communicate strategies.

The value of engagement

The value of engagement

As a long-term investor, CalSTRS engages companies to align their policies and business practices with the changing world around us. This short, animated video explains how engagement improves corporate sustainability and creates long-term value for CalSTRS members.