Archive for January 2018

Green Century Withdraws Western Union* Shareholder Proposal After Successful Engagement

Company agrees to undertake a companywide sustainability assessment and publicly report conclusions. Contact: Marissa LaFave, Green Century Capital Management, mlafave@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, January 31, 2017 – The Green Century Equity Fund (Green Century) has withdrawn its shareholder proposal regarding renewable energy sourcing with The Western Union Company (Western Union), a leading financial services company, after a productive…

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Green Century Withdraws Hain Celestial* Shareholder Proposal After Successful Engagement

Company agrees to greater transparency on pesticide use, water stewardship, and climate risks Contact: Marissa LaFave, Green Century Capital Management, mlafave@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, January 25, 2018 – The Green Century Equity Fund (Green Century) has withdrawn its shareholder proposal with Hain Celestial, owner of natural and organics brands including Terra chips, Alba Botanica skin care, and Earth’s…

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How impactful are your impact investments?

Left: Green Century’s first secured company commitment to stop deforestation in a company’s supply chain was with Kellogg’s* in 2014. Impact investing is using your investments to help build a better world and seek financial returns. In recent years, interest in impact investing has taken off. According to US SIF, the Forum for Socially Responsible Investing,…

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Green Century Applauds New York City on Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Contact: Leslie Samuelrich, Green Century Capital Management, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, January 16, 2018–Congratulations to New York City on its fossil fuel divestment pledge.  This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to divest billions of dollars from major fossil fuel companies and sue Shell,* Exxon,* BP,* Chevron* and Conoco Phillips* for the cost of protecting…

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