WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 16, 2019) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today announced the certification of three member representatives to the CalSTRS governing board. The members will each serve a four-year term, which begins January 1, 2020.
The three candidates, two who represent pre-kindergarten to 12th grade educators and one who represents community college educators, were not opposed and were certified elected by CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes.
CalSTRS is an active participant in a variety of investor related organizations that are focused on sustainable issues, including Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk.
Our commitment to be an active investor organization fosters our duty to protect and grow the assets that educators have entrusted to us. Accomplishing that means being good stewards of the businesses we invest in; with assurance they too are focused on risks that could impact their long-term value.
To assist in this effort, CalSTRS created an internal Green Initiative Task Force made up of representatives across all asset classes. Their mission is to manage risk and capture opportunity posed by sustainability considerations associated with climate change and other environmental issues.
Consistent with its fiduciary responsibilities to CalSTRS members, The Teachers’ Retirement Board has a social and ethical obligation to require that the corporations and entities in which securities are held meet a high standard of conduct and strive for sustainability in their operations.
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