Sustainable Investments Program

CalPERS' Total Fund Governance and Sustainability Five-Year Strategic Plan

As we enter year three of the five-year plan, learn more about CalPERS' progress to date on strategic objectives and key performance indicators.

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Overview

Our Sustainable Investments (SI) Program is a "total fund" resource. We work to address short, and long-term risks and opportunities that can impact our returns

We work across all Asset Classes to provide centralized leadership and strategy related to sustainable investment topics.  Across the total fund, we:

  • Review and conduct research on emerging sustainable investment issues and opportunities, prioritizing topics with the highest potential financial value to the fund
  • Guide and support sustainable investment practices and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factor integration into investment decision-making processes
  • Lead advocacy efforts on various sustainable investment and financial markets topics
  • Conduct engagements with companies, external managers, and stakeholders, prioritizing resources toward topics with the highest potential financial value

Our members rely on our investments to sustainably deliver financial results to support their promised retirement and health benefits, not just for today, but for decades to come.