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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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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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One Hundred Investors Call on Palm Oil Certification Group to Uphold Human Rights Standards

Green Century organized investors representing $3.2 trillion in assets under management calling on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to uphold its standards. Contact: Marissa LaFave, Green Century Capital Management,, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, March 27, 2018 – Institutional investors representing over $3.2 trillion in assets under management supported a letter to the Roundtable on Sustainable…

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Media Mentions

Media Mentions View a selection of our most noteworthy mentions within the media: 2019 Critics say KKR’s ‘responsible investment’ stance is being clouded by its stake in a controversial tear-gas maker Marketwatch – November 25 Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich comments on the proliferation of firms with a disconnect between their investments and their marketing…

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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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Following up on forest protection: Wilmar*

One of the most effective and cost-effective ways to fight climate change is to stop deforestation, a leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. That is why Green Century is working to protect tropical forests by moving companies to adopt and implement zero deforestation policies that seek to decouple corporate supply chains from deforestation. In the…

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