Press Releases

Green Century and As You Sow Call on General Mills* to Eliminate Toxic Pesticides from its Supply Chain

Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 Minneapolis, September 25, 2018 – At its 2018 annual shareholder meeting, General Mills (NYSE: GIS), owner of brands such as Honey Nut Cheerios, Cascadian Farm, and Nature Valley, faced pressure from shareholders to begin tracking and reducing the use of toxic pesticides…

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Shareholders of Darden Restaurants* Express Increasing Support for Green Century’s Antibiotic Use Shareholder Proposal

Contact: Kyle Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 September 24, 2018 ORLANDO, September 24, 2018 – At its annual shareholder meeting last week, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), the largest casual dining operator in the U.S. and Canada and owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, faced pressure from shareholders for a third year in a…

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Green Century Commends California’s Fossil Fuel Free Future

Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 BOSTON, September 12, 2018 – This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the landmark Senate Bill 100 (SB 100), which will put California on a path to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources, such as solar and wind, by…

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Green Century Reaffirms Commitment to Fossil Fuel Free Investing

Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2018 – Green Century is proudly reaffirming its commitment to fossil fuel free investing to coincide with the Divest-Invest press conference focused on “How the Moral Call to Divest Became a Matter of Fiduciary Duty.” As the first…

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Following Agreement, Green Century Withdraws UNFI* Shareholder Proposal Regarding Food Waste Disclosure

Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 BOSTON, September 6, 2018 – The Green Century Equity Fund (Green Century) has withdrawn its shareholder proposal with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), after the company agreed to provide additional disclosures regarding operational food waste management. UNFI is the largest organic and natural food…

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Green Century Applauds California’s 100% Clean Electricity Commitment

Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 BOSTON, September 5, 2018 – As the first family of diversified and responsible fossil fuel free mutual funds in the U.S., Green Century applauds California for its historic commitment to go fossil fuel free. With the passage of SB 100, California is…

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Green Century Calls on Darden Restaurants* (DRI) to Eliminate the Use of Medically Important Antibiotics in its Supply Chain

Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 BOSTON, August 27, 2018 – Green Century is calling on Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics in its supply chain. “Antibiotic-resistant bacteria represents a tremendous threat to human health and companies have an obligation to address…

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Bunge* Commits to Strengthen its No-Deforestation Commitment as Traders Feel Increasing Pressure

Green Century has successfully withdrawn its shareholder proposal regarding deforestation with Bunge Ltd., a leading agricultural commodity processor and trader, after negotiating a set of commitments with the company. Contact: Marissa LaFave, Green Century Capital Management, mlafave@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, May 15, 2018 – Green Century has withdrawn a shareholder proposal filed with Bunge Ltd. (“Bunge”)…

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Institutional Share Class of No Load Equity Fund Now Open

Contact:  Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lsamuelrich@greencentury.com April 30, 2018: Green Century Capital Management today announced the launch of an institutional share class for one of its flagship mutual funds, the Green Century Equity Fund. The Equity Fund was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Responsible Mutual Funds by Bloomberg…

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SEC Sides with Amazon.com, Inc.* in Omitting Shareholder Proposal

Contact: Jared Fernandez, Green Century Capital Management, jfernandez@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, April 11, 2018 – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has blocked a shareholder proposal from Green Century Capital Management (Green Century) asking Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon) to issue a report on company-wide efforts to manage food waste. Amazon had challenged the proposal, requesting that the…

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