News & Updates
Norway is divesting. This month, the Norwegian parliament voted to divest $13 billion from the fossil fuel industry.Read More
Green Century is proud to endorse the California Deforestation Free Procurement Act (AB 572), which would require all companies contracting with California to demonstrate “deforestation-free” supply chains for any products – such as palm oil, soy, cattle, rubber, paper or pulp, and timber – linked to deforestation.Read More
Financiers such as ING have started providing loans to companies, including some held in the Green Century Funds, that are contingent on their sustainability performance.Read More
In honor of Financial Literacy Month, here are a few tips that may help you avoid the most common financial pitfalls.Read More
April is Earth Month, so it’s a great time to take stock of how you’re impacting…Read More
In Malaysia, Green Century Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman attended the 15th Annual General Assembly of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest third-party certifier for sustainable palm oil. It was an important meeting as the RSPO was poised to consider enhanced certification standards.Read More
Green Century has been working to end the needless deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production since 2012 – and we’ve had a lot of success. We’ve helped secure zero-deforestation commitments from key purchasers. Engaging producers directly about the expectations of international markets is another way to put pressure on producers to adopt No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) practices.Read More
In the past, individuals concerned about climate change and environmental degradation may have shied away from IRAs, believing that green IRAs didn’t exist.
But they do! A Green Century IRA could help you achieve your retirement goals, in an environmentally-responsible way.Read More
For several years, a number of corporate front-groups have been attempting to make it appreciably more difficult for shareholders to engage with the publicly traded companies in which they’re invested. To stop this attack, Green Century recently sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton.Read More
It was only a matter of time. As more and more financial institutions claim to be green or responsible or sustainable, eventually someone was going to ask them to prove it.
Recently, eight U.S. senators did just that. The senators sent letters to the heads of eleven investment firms, asking how they managed the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks related to tropical deforestation.
Green Century applauds these senators for asking appropriate questions about firms’ deforestation-linked investments. It’s equally important that individual investors start asking tough questions, too.Read More
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