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How Kellogg Company* is Protecting Rainforests and Making a Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain

Kellogg AGM

Green Century’s Lucia von Reusner with Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer for Kellogg Company at its annual stockholder meeting in 2014 In 2008, the Kellogg Company announced its first steps in the sustainable palm oil journey with the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2011, the company was covering 100% of its palm oil purchases in…

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Release: Kellogg’s Announces Industry-Leading Palm Oil Commitment

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, Green Century applauds Kellogg Company’s* Commitment to Purchase Deforestation-Free Palm Oil and Raise the Bar for Industry Tuesday, February 18, 2014 BOSTON, MA – In response to a shareholder proposal filed by the Green Century Equity Fund, Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) – one of the world’s…

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Kellogg Faces Pressure from Investors to Stop Deforestation and Curb Carbon Emissions in its Supply Chain

Media Contact: Lucia von Reusner, 617-482-0800, November 11, 2013 – The Green Century Equity Fund filed a resolution urging Kellogg* to deliver on its commitments to protect threatened forests in Southeast Asia and reduce its contributions to global warming. Green Century has asked Kellogg, one of the world’s largest food processing companies, to confirm…

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Nearly 200 Investors Representing $10 Trillion Launch Effort to Push Companies on Plastics

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy,, 773-272-6691 Pam Podger, Communications Director,, 802-299-9495   Boston, May 5th, 2023 – 185 investors with $10 trillion in assets under management, including Green Century°, have signed a statement demanding that companies adopt a more radical approach to reducing their reliance on plastics. Specifically, investors urge…

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General Mills shareholders call for less plastic packaging — Over 55% of voting shareholders opt for Green Century proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy,, 773-272-6691 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director,, 678-427-1671 BOSTON, September 27, 2022 – A noteworthy 55% of General Mills shareholders voted Tuesday in favor of a Green Century° shareholder proposal urging the company to issue a report to determine if and how the company can increase…

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Green Century Joins Food Emissions 50 Campaign to Accelerate the Reduction of the Food Sector’s Climate Impacts

Green Century announced that it is among the first investor signatories to Food Emissions 50, a new effort to push 50 of the highest-emitting food companies to disclose and reduce the full scope of their greenhouse gas emissions.

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How Green Century Does Shareholder Advocacy – Engaging Indonesian and Malaysian Palm Oil Producers

Green Century Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman engaging with stakeholders

Green Century has been working to end the needless deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production since 2012 – and we’ve had a lot of success. We’ve helped secure zero-deforestation commitments from key purchasers. Engaging producers directly about the expectations of international markets is another way to put pressure on producers to adopt No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) practices.

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Is ESG Hot Air Contributing to Climate Change?

Elephant in Borneo tropical forest

It was only a matter of time. As more and more financial institutions claim to be green or responsible or sustainable, eventually someone was going to ask them to prove it.

Recently, eight U.S. senators did just that. The senators sent letters to the heads of eleven investment firms, asking how they managed the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks related to tropical deforestation.

Green Century applauds these senators for asking appropriate questions about firms’ deforestation-linked investments. It’s equally important that individual investors start asking tough questions, too.

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Building the Frameworks for Sustainable Palm Oil: the RSPO


As many of our readers know, Green Century has been working to halt deforestation in commodity supply chains for more than six years. We do this by directly engaging companies on the policies and practices necessary to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains and by leading other investors to do the same. We also go…

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