Press Release Contact: Kyle W. Kempf, Green Century Capital Management, email@example.com, (617) 482-0800
Boston, October 30, 2019—Green Century is pleased to congratulate Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman on being selected for the inaugural SRI Conference 30 Under 30 List.
Ms. Waxman leads Green Century’s shareholder advocacy efforts to protect tropical forests. In this role, she leverages Green Century’s status as an investor to directly press companies to mitigate their exposure to the material financial, operational, and reputational risks related to deforestation. She also represents Green Century on two United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Advisory Committee working groups on deforestation.
In the last year, Jessye engaged 36 companies on their deforestation-related risks. Most significantly, she successfully pressed two Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement no-deforestation policies.
She collaborated with Aramark* to develop a robust no-deforestation commitment that it will fully implement by 2025; and successfully pressed Kroger,* the largest grocery chain in the U.S., to adopt a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label Our Brands products.
“As a pioneer in sustainable, responsible, and impact investing, we’re pleased to see a younger cohort of responsible investors recognized for the role they’re already playing in advancing the ideals of SRI,” said Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich. “Jessye is a worthy recipient of this award and we’re very happy to have her on our team.”
Learn more about Green Century’s shareholder advocacy program here.
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*As of September 30, 2019, Aramark comprised 0.00%, 0.08% and 0.00%, and Kroger Co. comprised 0.00%, 0.17% and 0.00% of the Green Century Balanced Fund, the Green Century Equity Fund, and the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund, respectively. References to specific securities, which will change due to ongoing management of the Funds, should not be construed as a recommendation by the Funds, their administrator, or the distributor.
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