Earth-Friendly Investing with Green Century
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by ending the support for the most environmentally-reckless industry on the planet.
We are in the midst of a climate crisis and fossil fuel companies aren’t just pursuing a business-as-usual approach, they’re actively working to undercut progress on climate change. The five largest publicly-traded oil and gas companies spend nearly $200 million a year to block, delay, or undermine climate change policies.
Yet millions of Americans concerned about the climate crisis support these very companies through their retirement savings -- but they don't need to.
Divesting is one of the most important and immediate steps a person can take to help speed the world’s transition to a clean energy economy – and it’s easy to do with Green Century, home of the first family of fossil fuel free, responsible, and diversified mutual funds in the U.S.
Green Century's unique three-pronged approach to socially responsible investing allows us to deliver impact and seek competitive returns in an unparalleled manner.
1. Invests in responsible companies: the Green Century Funds invest in green stocks by investing in environmental leaders and innovators and companies leading their industries in environmental, social, and governance performance ratings. By screening out the corporations most to blame for the climate crisis, Green Century also avoids the energy sector, which has been the most volatile and worst performing sector in the U.S. economy for the last decade.
2. Leads an effective shareholder advocacy program: Our team of shareholder advocates directly presses several dozen companies every year to improve their corporate sustainability practices.
3. Supports environmental and public health nonprofit organizations: Green Century is the only mutual fund company in the U.S. wholly owned by environmental and public health nonprofit organizations, and 100% of the profits earned managing the Green Century Funds can be used to support their work.
The Green Century Funds
The Green Century Balanced Fund is an actively managed Fund that invests in solution-oriented companies, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water companies, and bonds, more than 50% of which are green or sustainable.1
The Green Century Equity Fund is a passively managed Fund that invests in sustainable U.S.-based companies.
The Green Century MSCI International Index Fund is a passively managed Fund that invests in companies with outstanding ESG ratings in developed markets outside of the U.S. It is the first responsible, diversified, fossil fuel free international index fund available to U.S. investors.
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1As of June 30, 2020, green and sustainable bonds comprised 52.16% of total bonds held in the Green Century Balanced Fund.
You should carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a Prospectus that contains this and other information about the Funds, please click here for more information, email email@example.com or call 1-800-934-7336. Please read the Prospectus carefully before investing.
Stocks will fluctuate in response to factors that may affect a single company, industry, sector, country, region or the market as a whole and may perform worse than the market. Foreign securities are subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuations, regional economic and political conditions, differences in accounting methods, and other unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Bonds are subject to risks including interest rate, credit, and inflation. A sustainable investment strategy which incorporates environmental, social and governance criteria may result in lower or higher returns than an investment strategy that does not include such criteria.
The Green Century Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC., 235 W Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.