Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 482-0800
Boston, April 13, 2020 – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich will appear on a web panel on fossil fuel free investing on April 16, at 1 pm ET. The panel will be moderated by longtime New York Times contributor Tim Gray.
“Bill McKibben is the father of the fossil fuel divestment movement, so the opportunity to discuss its genesis, rational, and more with him is an honor,” said Samuelrich. “I want investors to know that by withholding support for the most environmentally-reckless corporations on Earth, they can help speed the transition to a clean economy – and potentially benefit by avoiding what has been the most volatile and worst performing sector in the U.S. for the last decade.”
The panel will explore the origins of the divestment movement, the potential benefits and risks of fossil fuel free investing, and the steps individuals interested in investing fossil fuel free can take to join the movement.
The web panel is being hosted by Environment America, a national network of 29 state environmental groups, working for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate.
Bill McKibben literally wrote the book on climate change. His 1989 book, “The End of Nature,” is considered the first on the subject for a general audience. He also is a co-founder of 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in more than 180 countries around the world. In 2014, he was awarded the 2014 Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’
About Green Century Capital Management
Green Century Capital Management is the investment advisor to the Green Century Funds. The Green Century Funds are the first family of fossil fuel free, responsible, and diversified mutual funds in the United States. Green Century Capital Management hosts an award-winning and in-house shareholder advocacy program and is the only mutual fund company in the U.S. wholly owned by environmental and public health nonprofit organizations.
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