Archive for September 2016

Green Century Launches New Fossil Fuel Free International Index Fund; the First Diversified and Responsible Fossil Fuel Free International Index Fund Available to U.S. Investors

Contact: Leslie Samuelrich, 617-482-0800, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com BOSTON, MA, September 30, 2016: Today, Green Century Capital Management (Green Century) announced the launch of the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund. The Fund, which is the first diversified and responsible fossil fuel free international index fund available to U.S. investors, will seek to achieve long-term total return through investment in…

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Shareholders Want Owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse to End Routine Use of Antibiotics in Meat

Contact: Marissa LaFave, 617-482-0800, mlafave@greencentury.com BOSTON, MA, September 29, 2016: At its annual shareholder meeting today, Darden Restaurants, Inc.,* the largest casual dining operator by revenue1 and owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, will be facing pressure from its investors to take stronger action in curbing the excessive and irresponsible use of antibiotics in its…

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On the Ground with Companies: Working Toward Sustainable Palm Oil

One of the many aspects of our work at Green Century includes engaging companies, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help bring about change; change that’s not only good for the environment and communities in which the companies we invest in operate, but also change that we believe minimizes the financial risks to investors…

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On the Ground at PRI in Person: Working Toward Sustainable Palm Oil

Over the past several days, I, and my fellow United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) palm oil Advisory Board members, have been taking part in the PRI in Person Conference. The conference is essentially the only global conference on the responsible investment calendar. It allows those of us within the investment community who…

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On the Ground in Sumatra: Working Toward Sustainable Palm Oil

Left: Kate Kroll, Green Century Shareholder Advocate, with a farmer on a sustainable palm plantation. As I mentioned in my previous post from Jakarta, palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world and can be found in many common household products, from shampoo to crackers and other snack foods. Its unsustainable cultivation…

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On the Ground in Jakarta: Working Towards Sustainable Palm Oil

Left: Kate Kroll, Shareholder Advocate with Green Century Part of our shareholder advocacy program at Green Century is heavily focused on working to improve policy at home and abroad; which is why I’m here, halfway across the world, working to address the environmental and societal issues created by the vast supply chains of the companies…

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