The More You Know: For Participants, Retirement Confidence Comes From Engagement, Education

Barely a majority of 401(k) participants are confident about their retirement readiness, and many were unsure of their investment options and how much they should be saving, according to a new survey from BlackRock. Further, education and engagement can serve as wellsprings of confidence for unsure participants. PlanAdviser has the cliffnotes: BlackRock’s ...
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Report: Institutional Investors Want More Accountability, Engagement From Corporate Boards In 2016

A report, released recently by executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, interviewed institutional investors to find out what governance trends they foresee in 2016. Likely trends include more shareholder engagement – especially on ESG issues – and a sharper focus on board diversity and composition. From the section of the report dealing ...
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CalPERS to Ramp Up Climate Change Engagement Efforts

A top CalPERS official disclosed on Friday that the pension fund plans to step up its engagement with companies on climate change, according to a report from Reuters. This comes after a study, conducted by CalPERS, examining the carbon footprint of its portfolio. That study, according to CalPERS, revealed that a handful of companies are responsible ...
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CalPERS Takes No Position on Coal Divestment Legislation, But Prefers Engagement

CalPERS’ investment staff has spent some time studying the potential impact of legislation that could force the pension fund to divest from its coal holdings. They delivered their findings to the fund’s investment committee on Wednesday, and concluded that engagement – not divestment – is the best way to exert influence on energy companies. From ...
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CalPERS, CalSTRS to Step Up Climate Change Engagement Efforts

CalPERS and CalSTRS have issued a joint statement recounting their track records on engaging corporations on the topic of climate change. The statement also outlines future initiatives aimed at stepping up their corporate engagement on the sustainability front. From the statement: We recognize climate change as a material risk to society, the economy, ...
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Shareholder Engagement Produces Few Results, Says Activist Investor

Shelley Alpern, Director of Social Research & Advocacy at Clean Yield Asset Management, penned a piece on Monday weighing in on fossil fuel advocacy among institutional investors. Most institutional investors have declined calls to divest from fossil fuel assets, citing their fiduciary duties as a major reason. Instead, many have opted to use their ...
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Sustainable Investing Experts Weigh In On Fossil Fuel Divestment; Is Engagement A Better Strategy?

Different pension funds have different opinions on how climate change should affect investment strategy. Some, like Norway’s largest pension, are willing to divest from certain fossil fuels entirely. Others, like CalPERS, prefer to use their leverage as major shareholders to engage with companies rather than divest. Many others cite their fiduciary ...
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CalSTRS Appoints New Director Of Corporate Governance

Kirsty Jenkinson will be director of corporate governance for the California State Teachers Retirement System starting in January 2019. She replaces Anne Sheehan who retired in March 2018. More information on Ms. Jenkinson can be found in this report from BusinessWire: Ms. Jenkinson comes to CalSTRS from Wespath Benefits and Investments in Illinois, ...

CPPIB Gains 11.8% in Fiscal 2017

Leo Kolivakis is a blogger, trader and independent senior pension and investment analyst. This post was originally published at Pension Pulse. Jacqueline Nelson of the Globe and Mail reports, CPPIB posts strong gains as push to increase investment diversity continues: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board posted strong investment gains in its fiscal ...

CalPERS, CalSTRS Dislike Divestment As Dakota Access Pipeline Reignites Debate

Reporter Ed Mendel covered the Capitol in Sacramento for nearly three decades, most recently for the San Diego Union-Tribune. More stories are at Calpensions.com. A bill that began life as a requirement that CalPERS and CalSTRS divest holdings in Dakota Access Pipeline firms emerged from a legislative committee last week reborn — a requirement that ...
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