House Judiciary Committee requests ESG documents from California pension system

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) requested documents late last year from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension system in the country, and Ceres, a nonprofit group that advises CalPERS on environmental matters. The committee is seeking information about CalPERS’ ESG efforts and the effect they have had on investments and returns. CalPERS has been complying with the request, turning over thousands of pages of documents over the last several months.

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