Archive for September 2015

Why Investing in Women Pays Off

Why Investing in Women Pays Off What do the studies demonstrating the value of having women in leadership positions mean for those of us in the field of impact investing? For starters, it is helpful data to concretely back up what many of us already know from our experience – women can be strong leaders,…

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Following Investor Action, Leading Agricultural Supplier Bunge* Announces Zero Deforestation Policy

Contact: Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com and Kate Kroll, Shareholder Advocate, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, kkroll@greencentury.com September 21, 2015: In response to investor concerns, Bunge Limited has announced a new cross-commodity policy that will protect forests, reduce carbon pollution and protect the company and its investors against reputational and brand risk. Last…

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The Shortcomings of Shareholder Engagement with Fossil Fuel Companies

For over 20 years, Green Century has successfully used its clout as a shareholder to push companies to be more sustainable by reducing carbon emissions, conserving water, and eliminating toxic chemicals, achieving measurable and concrete changes. But, Green Century believes that shareholder engagement with the fossil fuel industry will yield too little, too late. So Green Century…

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Top Four Reasons to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies

Since the fossil fuel divestment campaign began in 2012, individuals and institutions have started divesting their holdings from the coal, oil, and gas industries for the following reasons: 1. MORAL: ALIGN YOUR INVESTMENTS WITH YOUR VALUES Most mutual funds, such as those used in IRAs and retirement plans, invest in coal, oil, and fracking companies.…

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Green Century Earns a Top Rating Among 1,500 Mutual Funds*

Our Balanced Fund was among just 12 diversified and socially responsible funds to receive the full five “green badges” in a new tool fueled by Morningstar data. To help investors uncover which mutual funds invest in fossil fuel companies, As You Sow, using data from The Carbon Underground 200TM and Morningstar, created a new free…

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