This week marks World No Tobacco Day, an annual event on May 31st that raises awareness on the dangers of using tobacco and the business practices of tobacco companies.
Green Century Funds joins other financial firms in renewing our commitment to the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge for tobacco-free portfolios and helping raise awareness on how tobacco harms our planet and our public health. For decades, Green Century Funds have offered tobacco free investments options along with other screens that exclude fossil fuels, weapons, nuclear power, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and other industries that harm our environment, health, and safety.
Many tobacco companies have put profits over public health, even with the proven detrimental impacts of tobacco use. Flavored tobacco companies have been sued for targeting youth with candy-flavored vaping devices and getting them addicted to nicotine at a young age.
Cigarettes are some of the most common forms of litter, with more than 4.5 trillion discarded butts spoiling our beaches, parks and other public spaces. Trash from the tobacco products and cigarette filters taint our waterways, wildlife habitats and ecosystems. Growing tobacco causes soil erosion and contributes heavily to deforestation.
Green Century Funds and other investors are increasingly pressuring tobacco companies to consider the degradation their product causes to the environment and public health. Committing to the Tobacco Free Pledge is one way that we show our support.
Join us on this important journey.
By investing with Green Century Funds, which exclude tobacco and other environmentally harmful products and practices, you can help create a healthier, tobacco-free future for all.
A sustainable investment strategy which incorporates environmental, social and governance criteria may result in lower or higher returns than an investment strategy that does not include such criteria.
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