Press Releases

Green Century Commends Aramark* for No-Deforestation Commitment, Following Green Century Engagement

Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 Boston, January 23, 2019 – Green Century collaborated with Aramark to develop a robust no-deforestation commitment to be implemented by 2025. Aramark, one of the world’s largest food service providers, serves nearly 2 billion meals each year. “Aramark was very responsive to our concerns about deforestation,”…

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Food fight: Domino’s* Is Challenging a Green Century Proposal to Limit Antibiotic Exposure of the Beef and Pork It Sources

Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 Boston, January 22, 2019 – Domino’s Pizza refuses to address the overuse of antibiotics in its beef and pork supply chains. Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the General Assembly of the…

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Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich Reelected to US SIF Board of Directors

Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 BOSTON, January 16, 2019 – Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich has been reelected to the Board of Directors for the US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. She also will serve on the US SIF Foundation Board. US SIF is the leading voice advancing sustainable,…

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Verizon* Commits to Source 50% of its Energy from Renewables by 2025, After Green Century Engagement

SRI, Green CenturyContact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, kkempf@greencentury.com, (617) 482-0800 BOSTON, January 11, 2018 — The Green Century Equity Fund (Green Century) withdrew a shareholder proposal with Verizon Communications, Inc. (Verizon) after the company announced a commitment to source the equivalent of 50% of its annual electricity usage from renewable sources by 2025. As the…

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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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