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Statement: Proposed Texas Bill Undermines Insurers’ Ability to Fulfill Their Core Mandate – Assessing Risk

Media contacts: Leslie Samuelrich, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com; 617-747-4380 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com; 860-822-3887 BOSTON — Texas state legislator, Bryan Hughes, introduced a bill that would include limiting the ability of insurance companies operating in the state to consider environmental risks as determinative factors when underwriting property and casualty risks.  In a recent letter to insurers, the Republican…

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The Cheesecake Factory steps up efforts to combat deforestation in response to Green Century shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691; Pam Podger, Director of Communications, ppodger@greencentury.com, 860-822-3887 Boston, March 23, 2023 – The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated* will announce new standards to combat deforestation in response to a Green Century Funds° shareholder proposal, co-filed with As You Sow, asking the company to address deforestation in its…

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Gigi Norcross: Some things come full circle.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Episcopal Parish Network’s (EPN) annual conference in Jacksonville, Fla. The EPN works to empower local ministries to address economic uncertainty, persistent racial inequalities, unprecedented health challenges, and disruptive climate change. Green Century° was a sponsor of this event. I grew up in the Episcopalian church, and from…

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Morgan Stanley* to adopt new deforestation policies in response to Green Century Funds’ shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691; Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 Boston, March 7, 2023 – Morgan Stanley, one of the largest banks in the United States, has committed to strengthening its deforestation policies for clients around the world. In response, Green Century Funds° withdrew its related shareholder proposal…

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