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Oil-Rich Norway To Divest

June 25, 2019
Norway flag

Norway is divesting. This month, the Norwegian parliament voted to divest $13 billion from the fossil fuel industry.

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Green Century Endorses the California Deforestation Free Procurement Act

June 19, 2019
Tropical forest

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.

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Companies Held in Green Century Funds Are Recipients of New ESG Loans

May 31, 2019

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.

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Tips for Financial Literacy Month

April 30, 2019
Tips for Financial Literacy month

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, here are a few tips that may help you avoid the most common financial pitfalls.

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4 Earth Month Tips to Reduce Your Personal Environmental Impact

April 16, 2019

April is Earth Month, so it’s a great time to take stock of how you’re impacting…

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How Green Century Does Shareholder Advocacy – Strengthening RSPO Standards on Sustainability

March 21, 2019
Left: Dan Strechay, U.S. Representative, RSPO, Green Century Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman, and Wathshlah Naidu, senior manager – grievance, RSPO, at the RSPO conference, in November 2018, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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.

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How Green Century Does Shareholder Advocacy – Engaging Indonesian and Malaysian Palm Oil Producers

March 13, 2019
Green Century Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman engaging with stakeholders

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.

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Green Century Joins Fray to Defend Shareholder Rights Under Siege By Corporate Interests

February 20, 2019

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.

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Is ESG Hot Air Contributing to Climate Change?

February 12, 2019
Elephant in Borneo tropical forest

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.

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