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2016 Summit Conveners
Christiana Figueres
Executive Secretary, UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change


John Chiang
California State Treasurer


Janet Cowell
North Carolina State Treasurer


Thomas P. DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller


Jack Ehnes
CEO, California State Teachers’
Retirement System


Tim Eichenberg
New Mexico State Treasurer


Deborah Goldberg
Massachusetts State Treasurer


Mary Kay Henry
President, Service Employees
International Union


Nancy K. Kopp
Maryland State Treasurer


Donald McDonald
Chair, Institutional Investors
Group on Climate Change


Seth Magaziner
Rhode Island State Treasurer


James L. McIntire
Washington State Treasurer


Denise L. Nappier
Connecticut State Treasurer

Elizabeth Pearce
Vermont State Treasurer


Frank Pegan
Chair, Investor Group
on Climate Change


Anne Stausboll
CEO, California Public
Employees’ Retirement System


Scott Stringer
New York City Comptroller


Richard L. Trumka
President, AFL-CIO


Betty Yee
California State Controller
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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes is the Chief Executive Officer of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the second largest public pension fund in the nation, which serves more than 850,000 members and benefit recipients with an operating budget of approximately $163 million and 900 employees.
Jack Ehnes

Chief Executive Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Jack Ehnes is the chief executive officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of a traditional defined benefit, cash balance and defined contribution plans, as well as disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS serves more than 868,000 members and benefit recipients. The asset value of the investment portfolio was approximately $191.4 billion as of June 30, 2015. CalSTRS administers retirement benefits for California’s public school educators in grades kindergarten through community college.

Mr. Ehnes is currently chairman of the FTSE Environmental Markets Advisory Committee and a member of the FTSE4Good Advisory Committee. He also serves on the boards of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, Ceres (a national network of investors and environmental organizations working to address sustainability challenges), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Mr. Ehnes is a native of Rochester, New York, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.