Shareholder Advocacy Builds Pressure on Fossil Fuel Companies

Pursuant to the 2014 Business Resolution on Fossil Fuel Divestment, the UUA retains investments in major fossil fuel companies for the purposes of shareholder advocacy on environmental justice and the clean energy transition. (Read the 2018 Treasurer’s report on implementation of … Continued

March Monthly Commentary

Volatility hobbled equity markets in March amid escalating tensions over a potential trade war between the United States and China. With a tit-for-tat tariff battle underway between the world’s two largest economies, the S&P 500 Index slumped 2.5% and the … Continued

February Monthly Commentary

Global equities snapped their winning streak amid a spike in volatility, resulting in a moderate correction early February. Investors’ concerns around rising wage inflation potentially leading to more aggressive rate hikes by the Fed and a larger projected government deficit … Continued

January Monthly Commentary

Global equities continued their winning streak in the new year. Emerging market stocks maintained their lead—gaining 8.3% in January, according to the MSCI EM Index—bolstered by a weaker US dollar, stronger commodity prices, and sustained economic growth. The S&P 500 … Continued

UUA Shareholder Advocacy Wrap-up FY17

Climate justice advocates, including the Unitarian Universalist Association, scored a major victory this spring when a majority of ExxonMobil shareholders bucked management and voted to ask the oil giant to report what would happen if the world adhered to the … Continued

December Monthly Commentary

Equities rounded out a banner year with additional gains on the back of strong earnings and economic growth. Maintaining their lead, emerging market stocks returned 3.6% in December, according to the MSCI EM index, racking up gains of 37.9% in … Continued

The Climate Action 100+ Initiative

This week at the One Planet Summit in Paris, a new initiative was launched. The Climate Action 100+ Initiative, will drive action on climate change at the world’s largest emitters. Led by some of the world’s leading investor climate advocacy networks, … Continued

Monthly Commentary for November 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, most investors can look back on the year as one marked by low volatility and high returns. November did little to change this dynamic as global equities continued their relentless march forward. US stocks … Continued