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.
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.
By Sheik Floradewan
The pandemic has left a huge mark on the class of 2020. We are among the worst graduating classes.
I didn’t have a graduation to celebrate my accomplishments, which is a big milestone as a first-generation college student, and I am entering the workforce amid a recession.
Please be advised that if you are not working for a United Church of Christ (UCC) employer, Conference, Association, National Setting, or any UCC-affiliated organization, and contributions are no longer being made to your Annuity Plan account, your account is considered inactive.
“I got shoes, you got shoes, all God’s children got shoes.”
African American Spiritual
Basic necessities such as shoes and decent clothing were rare among slaves, but expressions of protest and hope were not. The meaning of the spiritual I Got Shoes was hidden from the oppressors but clear to those who sang it as they worked the fields: outrage at the cruel treatment of those who had no right to declare ownership of human beings, and confidence that justice would ultimately prevail. The day would come when they would attain freedom and dignity; all of God’s children would get shoes.