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Sysco shareholders call for less plastic packaging

Media Contacts: Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 BOSTON, November 18, 2022 – A notable 92% of Sysco shareholders voted Friday in favor of a Green Century° shareholder proposal urging the company to issue a report to determine if and how the company can increase the…

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RELEASE: Green Century shareholder proposal prompts Costco* commitment to set new climate emissions reduction targets

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, November 14, 2022 – In response to a Green Century° shareholder proposal, Costco,* one of the largest retailers in the world, has committed to setting climate emissions reduction targets for its full value chain — cumulatively called…

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The Timken Company* sets first greenhouse gas emissions reduction target after Green Century shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-249-2813 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 BOSTON, November 10, 2022 – A year after Green Century° filed a shareholder proposal calling on The Timken Company (Timken) to adopt short-, medium- and long-term science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets, the company has taken a strong first step toward…

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Release: Green Century Funds President Leslie Samuelrich named to Insider’s ‘Climate Action 30’ list

Media contacts: Leslie Samuelrich, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com; 781-349-2830 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 BOSTON, September 22, 2022 — To coincide with Climate Week, Insider is spotlighting 30 global leaders, including Green Century Funds President Leslie Samuelrich, in its inaugural Climate Action 30 list. “I’m honored by this recognition from Insider and appreciate Insider’s acknowledgement of…

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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, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 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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Statement: Texas Comptroller includes Green Century Funds on list of investments to exclude from public pension funds

Media contacts: Leslie Samuelrich, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com; 781-349-2830 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 BOSTON, August 25, 2022 — Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar released a list Wednesday of 10 financial companies that he claims “boycott” fossil fuel companies. Hegar included Green Century in that list and all three of the Green Century Funds are included…

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What is ‘shareholder engagement’ and does it matter? How to understand what an impact report really means

*Read President Leslie Samuelrich’s GreenFin article on What is real ‘shareholder engagement’ and does it matter? She explains the differences between proxy voting, engagement and advocacy… When I got to the exhibit hall at a recent sustainable investing conference, surrounded by banners of beautiful nature shots, I focused on collecting impact reports from the exhibitors.…

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Can You Guess Which Plant Puma Recently Started Using to Produce Shoes?

Climate change and environmental degradation are problems we can’t run away from, but thankfully some corporations are stepping up to the plate. For example, Puma,* a holding in the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund, is turning recycled materials into high-performance sportswear. Learn more about the Green Century International Index Fund. As part of its…

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