Press Releases

Green Century Applauds New Palm Oil Certification Standards from the RSPO

KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA, November 26, 2018 – Green Century Capital Management commends the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest third-party certifier for sustainable palm oil, for ratifying and adopting enhanced certification standards at its 15th Annual General Assembly. Palm oil is found in an estimated 50 percent of all packaged goods and its production is a leading driver of deforestation.

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Green Century Applauds Starbucks* for Reaching its’ Responsible Antibiotic Use Commitment Ahead of Schedule

Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 Boston, November 14, 2018 – Green Century Capital Management applauds Starbucks Corporation for fulfilling its commitment – two years ahead of schedule – to only serve chicken and turkey raised without the use of antibiotics in all of its U.S. company-operated stores. “The early realization…

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Green Century Sponsored Report Finds Sustainable Investing Has Surged to $12.0 Trillion in the U.S.

Contact: Kyle Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 The 2018 biennial “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends” (Trends Report), sponsored by Green Century and released this week from the US SIF Foundation, found that sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $12.0 trillion—or one in four dollars—of the…

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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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