Archive for February 2018

Open Note to Green Century Investors

Like so many of you, we are deeply saddened by the latest tragic school shooting in Florida. We also have been inspired by the organized, courageous, and strong responses from students, parents and others in Florida and around the country. Many investors with whom we have spoken have been concerned that they may be invested…

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Incorporating Sustainability into Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Investing with long-term purpose An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) allows you to save money for your retirement and often offers tax advantages compared to a regular non-retirement investment account and with the deadline to make a 2017 IRA contribution approaching on April 17, many may be considering this type of investment. An IRA is an account…

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Take These 4 Easy Steps to Fund Your Retirement

Green Century can help you save for retirement. The deadline for 2017 IRA contributions is April 17, 2018.  OPEN a NEW IRA (Individual Retirement Account) TRANSFER an EXISTING IRA We’re here to help if you have questions along the way.  Call: 1-800-934-7336 Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm Eastern Time. Step 1: Open a…

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The Latest Exxon Report is Another Reason to Divest

Late last year, under pressure from its shareholders, ExxonMobil* agreed to release a report on the business impact of a “two-degree scenario” world, in line with the global commitment of the 2016 Paris Agreement to limit global average temperature rise and avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Investors hoped that the report would…

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SASB Comments

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is the preeminent entity for setting industry-specific standards regarding sustainability practices and reporting, creating benchmarks for industry progress and sustainability targets across 79 industries and 11 sectors of the global economy. In 2017, SASB announced an initiative to update its standards through input from business and investors to reflect the…

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Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Green Century investors are supporting the UN SDGs. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 by all of the member countries of the U.N. These ambitious goals are designed to ‘end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.’ Achieving these goals will require enormous commitment from every sector of…

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A bigger bite (of plant-based protein)

As global population and the demand for protein grows over the coming decades, sustainable solutions are going to be increasingly necessary to manage risks surrounding climate change and food security. The environmental and social risks connected with industrial meat production are glaring: immense greenhouse gas emissions, excessive resource use, deforestation, and poor animal welfare all…

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Don’t Panic: Keeping Your Cool When The Market Drops

The recent drop in the market following a (very) long growth run can leave even the most experienced investors feeling a bit nervous. What do you do when the market drops? First, don’t panic. Market volatility is normal and expected. Second, keep perspective. In the case of the most recent drop, the fundamentals of the…

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Diversification 101

Whether you are an old hand at investing, or you’re new to the investment world, you’ve likely heard the term ‘diversification’ somewhere along the way. But what is it, and why does it matter? What is diversification? Diversification is a core principle of most long-term investment strategies. At its most basic, diversification is a way…

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