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 defines sustainability as the framework that governs our organizational business culture. Sustainable objectives are fully integrated into our everyday business practices at every level of our business operations.
From member services to investment strategy, our sustainable practices seek to create long-term value, promote stewardship of our natural resources and sustain the financial integrity of the fund for the benefit of our members and our community. We believe that establishing a corporate environment with sustainable values is a blueprint for better governance and increased profitability.
Ongoing, collaborative stakeholder engagement is vital to our business operations and sustainability practices. CalSTRS defines stakeholders as any of the following who either directly or indirectly affect or may be affected by the activities of CalSTRS:
Our stakeholders offer important and influential voices in the financial and business operations of CalSTRS. We consider the dialogue obtained from engagement with our stakeholders as necessary to strengthen our business operations.
Prepared by Ceres, CalSTRS contributed to the Blueprint which is written for the 21st Century investor, institutional asset owners and their investment managers, who need to understand and manage the growing risks posed by climate change, resource scarcity, population growth, human and labor rights, energy demand and access to water. Updates in 2016
These risks will challenge businesses and affect investment returns in the years and decades to come.
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.