New York State Common Retirement Fund may divest from 27 energy companies that still rely on mining thermal coal for profits.
Three New York City pension funds have hired advisers to help them divest holdings in companies that hold fossil fuel reserves.
Public pension fund executives and others are calling on companies "to do more to include people with disabilities in the workforce."
Amid mandates from politicians and lobbying from interest groups, New Jersey public pension officials are debating the role of divestitures.
PSCA officials say that new guidance from the DOL on ESG investments will likely discourage sponsors from adding ESG investment options to their lineups.
The New York State Common Retirement Fund is increasing its investment in a low-emissions equities index by $2 billion.