Over the past several weeks, you have seen in this message an invitation to participate in a quick, two-question survey about the topics and issues most important to you. One topic that has been at the forefront, as seen in the visual word cloud below, is retirement – specifically planning for retirement, better understanding benefits, and how our funds are performing.
This week, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) announced a $2 billion bond deal called “Equality Progress Sustainability Bond” with funding that will help fight against income and social inequality in America’s Black and Hispanic communities. The Pension Boards has invested $6.6 million on behalf of its members.
By Rev. James Moos, Executive Director, Faith and Finance Ministries
“It just took off as if there was jet fuel.” So said Sheriff Brett Meyers of Whitman County, Washington concerning the fire that mostly destroyed the town of Malden. At the time of this writing, there are more than 100 active large fires burning in western states that have consumed approximately 6.6 million acres. Dozens of persons have died as a result, thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and numerous communities are experiencing the worst air quality on the planet.
A Pension Boards Interview with Rev. Richard Walters
In a three-part article series, Pension Boards Intern Sheik Floradewan interviews the Rev. Richard Walters, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, to discuss the role of shareholder activism and the work to mitigate climate change.
What does it take to become a responsible investor in today’s world? Do you think about making moral investment choices in ways that can impact the climate, our environment, or the way we utilize our natural resources?
The Pension Boards interviews Andrew Russell, Director of Fixed-Income Investments, to share how investing in green bonds (bonds specifically earmarked to raise money for climate and environmental projects) is one way Pension Boards’ members can add their footprint to mitigate climate change.
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well and safe, and that you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Let us take a few moments today to honor the memories of all who lost their lives that day.
By Pratikshya Thakali
This summer I had the opportunity to intern within the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) as part of the Member Services team and I am grateful for the experience, which as been nothing less than amazing! Like any college senior, I was looking for an internship, but I found something greater.
As a returning software development intern in the IT department, I embarked on my summer internship at the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) with high expectations for the projects and activities planned ahead for me.
As the Labor Day holiday approaches, we remember and honor those American workers who paved the way for workers’ rights in our country. The holiday also traditionally marks the end of summer, with vacations behind us, and a return to work, school, and for many, regular worship schedules and activities at church.