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CalPERS Should Just Say No to Tobacco

Phil Angelides | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Phil Angelides

As the nation's largest public pension fund, CalPERS has a particular responsibility to continually strive to invest in ways that not only unequivocally meet its fiduciary obligations, but also strengthen our economy and society.

For Retirement Security, K-12 Teachers Should Embrace Higher Ed Model

Bob Williams | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

For the sake of current and future teachers - not to mention the kids they serve - K-12 educators and their union representatives would do well to seriously consider the defined contribution model that has served higher education so well.

Climate and Pension Activists Should Unite

David G. Crane | Posted 12.11.2013 | San Francisco
David G. Crane

Recently Bay Area climate activist Tom Steyer described the agonizingly slow pace of U.S. political action on global warming as the equivalent of driving a car at a hundred miles an hour towards a cliff. He's right. The longer we wait to address warming, the harder it gets to do so.

Aaron Sankin

California's Prop 30 Funds May Not Actually Go To Schools | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.03.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- When a majority of California voters approved Proposition 30 last year, they did so under the assumption that the $6.8 billion per ye...

Shut Down the Merchants of Death -- A Divestment Strategy to Stop Gun Violence

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Around the country, Americans are not only lobbying their Congressmembers to support legislation to reduce gun violence, they are also voting with their dollars -- through pension funds, government purchasing policies, and university endowments.

Are California Teachers' Pensions Funding the NRA?

Richard Robbins | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Richard Robbins

Last year, CalSTRS, which is the nation's second largest pension fund, adopted a policy calling for portfolio companies to annually report their expenditures on political contributions.

Cerberus's Investors Must Demand More

Richard Robbins | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Richard Robbins

Ironically, the only impact that the tragedy in Newtown has had for the Freedom Group, Cerberus and its investors so far is a massive INCREASE in sales, as gun shops are reporting their highest sales in decades.

Alice Hines

Justin Timberlake, Bill Clinton Shill For Walmart At Annual Meeting | Alice Hines | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- What do Taylor Swift and Bill Clinton have in common? It's not the folksy accents, though, perhaps those helped them score t...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook's All-Male Board Draws Investor Scrutiny -- But Don't Count On Change | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology

Though Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most outspoken advocates of increasing the number of female leaders in tech an...

State Street Sued: Jerry Brown, California AG, Sues Bank For "Unconscionable Fraud"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Citing "unconscionable fraud," California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced a major lawsuit today against State Street Bank and Trust. Brown seek...

Is CNBC Pimping for State Street Bank?

Jerry Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Brown

In my book, there's nothing 'quaint' about corporate fraud or ripping off pension funds. So, I'll continue to bring the high-priced rip-off artists like State Street Bank to justice, regardless of CNBC sneers.