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How is Your Insurance Company Ensuring Climate Change?

March 9, 2022

Did you know that the very companies that are supposed to protect us, our families, homes and businesses from fires, hurricanes, floods and hailstorms, are also contributing to climate change?  What kinds of companies, you say? Look no further than your homeowners insurance company. 

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Understanding Deforestation Risk, or: How I ended up on TV talking about toilet paper

October 13, 2021

Shareholder Advocate Thomas Peterson explains how Green Century’s engagement with Procter & Gamble typifies increased awareness of deforestation risk.

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Protecting the Bees that Play a Vital Role as Pollinators

May 20, 2021

Green Century protects the world’s pollinators by pressing home improvement retailers – Home Depot*, Lowes*, and Tractor Supply Company* – to phase out products containing bee-killing pesticides.

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Green Century’s Top 10 Highlights from 2020

February 18, 2021

Despite the turmoil brought by COVID-19, Green Century° had another superlative year in 2020. Here are our top 10 highlights.

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Study Finds Corporate Boards Unprepared to Address Environmental Risks, Underscoring Green Century Approach to Proxy Voting

February 15, 2021
Boardroom empty of environmental credentials

According to a new study, only 6% of the members of boards of directors of Fortune 100 companies have credentials relevant to the “E” in environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

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Company Spotlight: Union Pacific*

February 2, 2021
Union Pacific

Founded by Abraham Lincoln, Union Pacific, a holding in the Green Century Equity Fund, is the second largest freight-hauling railroad company in the U.S.

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Company Spotlight: Apple, Inc.*

December 14, 2020
Man walking past an Apple store

Apple Inc., a holding in the Green Century Balanced Fund, has repeatedly been named the most environmentally friendly tech company in the world, and for good reason.

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Company Spotlight: WSP Global, Inc.*

November 12, 2020
Science Gallery London

Buildings and construction account for almost 40% of global energy- and process-related carbon dioxide emissions, so…

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Green Century Opposes U.S. Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Limiting Proxy Voting by Retirement Plan Fiduciaries on ESG issues

October 8, 2020
U.S. Department of Labor

Green Century° strongly opposes the recently proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule aimed at suppressing proxy voting, especially on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

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Shareholder Engagement and Divestment are Mutually Reinforcing

September 18, 2020
Break Free from Fossil Fuels

New study finds that divestment can make shareholder engagement more effective.

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