TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services company and the leading provider of retirement plans to people working in academic, research, medical, and cultural institutions in the United States.
Although TIAA-CREF touts its commitment to socially responsible investing, funds invested with TIAA-CREF actively support Israeli apartheid, violations of international law, and human rights abuses. For example, it invests in Caterpillar, Northrop Grumman, Motorola Solutions, Elbit Systems, and Veolia. These companies provide Israel with the products and services it uses to demolish Palestinian homes, construct and maintain the settlements and wall in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem), and kill Palestinian civilians.
Adalah-NY is proud to be working on this campaign – called for by Jewish Voice for Peace and endorsed by numerous human rights groups across the globe – here in New York City, where TIAA-CREF is headquartered and where many of its participating institutions are based. We invite other New Yorkers of conscience to join us in this growing movement to demand that TIAA-CREF divest from companies supporting and profiting from Israeli apartheid, violations of international law, and human rights abuses.