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We Hear You Loud and Clear: Verizon* Sends Strong Signal to Renewables Industry

January 18, 2019

After Green Century filed a shareholder resolution with the company in November, Verizon announced a new commitment to source 50% of its entire electricity usage from renewable energy sources by 2025, a significant increase for one of the country’s largest energy consumers.

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McDonald’s* Moo-ves on from Routine Antibiotic Use in Beef

December 13, 2018

McDonald’s made its meals happier this week by announcing the formal adoption of a policy to restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. McDonald’s will begin by monitoring antibiotic use in its top ten beef sourcing markets across the globe and use that data to set reduction targets for reducing on-farm medically important antibiotic use by the end of 2020.

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

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

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?

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*

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?

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

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

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

August 29, 2018

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

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