Sustainable Investment Practices
Sustainable investment practices
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.
As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues affect the performance of the investment portfolio.
These videos examine those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor; they are not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS.