September 18 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

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.

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Climate Action

By Rev. James Moos, Executive Director, Faith and Finance Ministries

GettyImages 1195174769 1“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.

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An effort 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.

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