Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement


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:

  • Members
  • Member organizations
  • Employees
  • Policymakers
  • Governmental agencies
  • Companies
  • Business organizations

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.

General Information

Biennial materiality survey

Chart reflecting the total score of each surveyed material topic. Because stakeholder groups are significantly different in their relationship with CalSTRS, we chose the top three topics of each group to address in this report. In order of least importance to stakeholders and no impact to CalSTRS to most important to stakeholders and extremely high impact to CalSTRS: Business Partner Engagement, Board Diversity and Corporate Governance, Organizational Environmental Sustainability, Defined Benefit Pension Research and Education, Sustainability-Related Investment Risk, Member Engagement, Retirement Preparedness, Workforce Development Employee Engagement and Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Transparency, Ethics and Compliance, Cybersecurity

A significant way that CalSTRS engages with stakeholders is through CalSTRS’ biennial materiality survey. The survey is sent to our executives, members, employees, business partners and other stakeholders to collect their feedback on our most relevant business initiatives.