2017 Shareholder Engagements
Even corporate sustainability leaders have room for improvement, which is why Green Century works with dozens of companies every year to adopt stronger environmental practices and policies throughout their supply chains.
In 2017 we worked with 41 companies to address policies to curb climate change, protect human health and conserve natural resources.
In addition to direct engagement with companies, Green Century helps drive change through our leadership with organizations advancing responsible investing.
President Leslie Samuelrich serves on the Board of Directors for US SIF, the membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing, as well as the Advisory Board of the Intentional Endowments Network. Shareholder advocate Marissa Lafave serves on the UN PRI (United Nations Principles on Responsible Investing) advisory board for its working group on palm oil.
Finally, Green Century was founded and is owned by a network of environmental and public-health nonprofit organizations working to make an impact at the state, local and federal levels.
|Preserve tropical forests||Target Corporation*||Filing withdrawn, policy secured|
|Preserve tropical forests||Kroger Corporation||23% support for proposal at company meeting|
|Preserve tropical forests||Conagra Brands*||Filing withdrawn, action taken|
|Keep antibiotics effective||Darden Restaurants, Inc.*||14% support for proposal at company meeting|
|Keep antibiotics effective||Jack in the Box, Inc.*||Filing withdrawn, policy secured|
|Keep antibiotics effective||Starbucks Corporation*||Filing withdrawn, policy secured|
|Promote plant-based protein||Tyson Foods, Inc.*||Filing withdrawn, action taken|
|Protect pollinators and food supply||Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.*||13% support for proposal at company meeting|
|Protect pollinators and food supply||Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.*||Filing withdrawn, action taken|
|Reduce food waste||Costco Wholesale Corporation*||Filing withdrawn, agreement secured|
|Reduce food waste||Whole Foods Market, Inc.*||30% support for proposal at company meeting|
|Promote renewable energy||Verizon Communications, Inc.*||15% support for proposal at company meeting|
|Preserve tropical forests: cross-commodity||20|
|Keep antibiotics effective||3|
|Promote plant-based protein||2|
|Protect pollinators and our food supply||2|
|Reduce food waste||3|
|Promote renewable energy||4|
 Whole Foods Market (previous ticker: WFM) is no longer publicly traded as it was purchased by Amazon.com, Inc., and is therefore no longer held by the Funds.
*Click here to see the current holdings of the Green Century Funds. Portfolio composition will change due to ongoing management of the Funds. References to specific securities or sectors should not be construed as recommendations by the Funds, their Advisor, or their Distributor.
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