How Green Century Does Shareholder Advocacy – Financing Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia and Malaysia

By Jessye Waxman | December 10, 2018

Considerable strides have been made in palm oil sustainability in just the past six years. Since Green Century began pressing palm oil growers and traders to make zero-deforestation commitments in 2012, the percentage of refined palm oil covered by these commitments has ballooned from 5% to 74%.

Securing these commitments has been instrumental in the effort to combat climate change, preserve habitats for endangered species, and mitigate potential financial risks for investors.

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How Green Century Does Shareholder Advocacy – Tropical Forest Protection in Indonesia and Malaysia

By Jessye Waxman | December 9, 2018

I just returned from Indonesia and Malaysia, where I met with palm oil growers, processors, and traders, and with banks that finance the development of palm oil, to press them to end deforestation. As a shareholder advocate, my job is to engage with companies and pressure them to improve their environmental practices.

Green Century’s shareholder advocacy is unique. Our version of shareholder advocacy goes well beyond simply voting the proxies of the corporations in our Funds.

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Poultry Progress, But Where’s the Beef?

By Kyle Kempf | October 22, 2018

The rampant misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture is creating drug-resistant bacteria that are harming public…

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Company Spotlight: Intuit*

By Kyle Kempf | September 20, 2018

As the first family of fossil fuel free, diversified and responsible mutual funds in the United…

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What does it mean to invest fossil fuel free?

By Molly Chafetz | September 20, 2018

What does it mean to invest fossil fuel free? And how do you begin to divest?…

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A Week in Impact Investing

By Kyle Kempf | September 18, 2018

Phew! Global climate change was the focus of a whirlwind of events, from coast to coast,…

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Green Century Does Not Invest in Nuclear Energy or Weapons

By Kyle Kempf | August 31, 2018

As the first family of responsible and diversified fossil fuel free mutual funds in the United…

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Building the Frameworks for Sustainable Palm Oil: the RSPO

By Kyle Kempf | August 29, 2018

As many of our readers know, Green Century has been working to halt deforestation in commodity…

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A Green Bond Primer for Green Investors

By Kyle Kempf | July 24, 2018

Originating as an investment vehicle only in the last decade or so, green bonds can be…

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CalPERS Becomes First U.S. State Pension Fund to Recognize Deforestation as Material Risk

By Kyle Kempf | July 18, 2018

As a pioneer in impact investing, Green Century has worked with corporations to improve their environmental…

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