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United Church Funds

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

United Church Funds has been part of the Climate Action 100+ and have been a part of corporate engagements through that initiative. When discussing the field of responsible investing to clients and other faith-based organizations, United Church Funds speaks of the importance of the PRI in dramatically increasing the scope of responsible investing aims. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

signatory

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Is a co-engager with two CA100+ companies. Is a new lead on one company.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Director, Social Responsibility is current VIce Chair of the ICCR Board. Leads several initiatives with corporations seeking ESG improvements.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

87 %

SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Conducted meetings with clients on responsible investing practices.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          United Church Funds mentioned the PRI at a United Church of Christ denomination-wide meeting to a crowd of 3,000 people.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Encouraged adoption of the PRI with our sister investment organization.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          UCF, along with other investors has worked to encourage the issuance of conflict zone bonds by groups like the IFC during the reporting year.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          United Church Funds' Vice Chair of the Board and the Director, Social Responsibility were authers in a faith-based compendium of investing knowledge, Faithful Investing.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          United Church Funds staff is proud to be a board member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

If yes

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

The SEC proposed changes to the 14a-8 rules around submitting proposals as well as the SEC proposed changes to proxy advisory procedures.


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