Archive for May 2015

Chevron* Shareholders Push for End to Risky Political Gambles

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 27, 2015: Concerned that Chevron’s political contributions represent little more than expensive gambles that damage the company’s reputation and community relations without returning value to shareholders, shareholders are calling on Chevron to refrain from this use of shareholder funds at the company’s annual shareholder…

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McDonald’s* Refuses to Address Shareholder Concerns about Deforestation, Exploitation

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 21, 2015: Concerned about McDonald’s refusal to address shareholder concerns about the reputational and business risks caused by the deforestation and community exploitation likely taking place across the company’s palm oil supply chain, a group of environmentally responsible investors are attending McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting…

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Bunge* Faces Pressure From Shareholders to Curb Deforestation in Supply Chain

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 20, 2015: Concerned that the agribusiness giant is exposed to severe risks due to the large-scale forest clearance taking place across its global supply chains, shareholders are voting on a proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management urging Bunge Limited to establish clear goals…

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Shareholders Push Back Against FirstEnergy’s* Refusal to Disclose Lobbying Sums

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 19, 2015: Concerned about the energy company’s controversial efforts to influence public policy, shareholders are pressuring FirstEnergy at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today to disclose the money it spends on lobbying. The Ohio-based utility company operates several of the nation’s most polluting power…

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Kraft* Faces Shareholder Pressure to Address Deforestation, Exploitation in its Supply Chain

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 14, 2015: Concerned that Kraft Foods is failing to manage deforestation and community exploitation taking place across its supply chains, a shareholder proposal urging the company to disclose how it is managing these controversial issues received support from nearly a third of shares voted…

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Shareholders Support ADM’s* No-Deforestation Commitment at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 7, 2015: After working closely with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to develop its precedent setting no-deforestation sourcing commitment, Green Century Capital Management will attend ADM’s annual shareholder meeting today to support the company as it officially announces its new policy. “ADM’s commitment to end…

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Statement at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)’s* Annual Meeting

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com May 7, 2015: After working closely with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to develop its precedent setting no-deforestation sourcing commitment, Green Century Capital Management will attend ADM’s annual shareholder meeting today to support the company as it officially announces its new policy. Read the full press…

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Shareholders Press PepsiCo* to Take Action to Protect Bees and Other Pollinators

Contact: Libby O’Connell, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, loconnell@greencentury.com May 5, 2015— Shareholders of PepsiCo (“Pepsi”), concerned about the sharp declines in the number of bees and other important pollinators, are urging the Company to assess the financial risks it faces due to the decline of critical pollinators across its supply chains.  The investors will gather…

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