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Oil, gas and the transition to a low-carbon economy

Pension Sense blog | June 17, 2020

Portfolio Manager Brian Rice is smiling, wearing glasses, a red tie and suit jacket.
Brian Rice

The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than 2.5 million members and a staff of 700 scientists, economists, policy experts and other professionals around the world. CalSTRS consults with EDF on environmental issues that may impact our investments and engagement activities.

Brian Rice, CalSTRS Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies portfolio manager, sat down with Ben Ratner, senior director of the EDF+Business Transition team to talk about how oil and gas companies fit in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This is the second in a two-part conversation on climate available in full at