Investing in Sustainable Companies
Green Century invests in environmental leaders and innovators, including renewable energy, energy and water efficiency, and healthy food companies as well as companies leading their industry in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
Green Century uses the following strategies to offer investments in sustainable companies while pursuing competitive returns:
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance Ratings.
A large and growing body of evidence demonstrates that choosing investments by incorporating ESG performance may reduce risk and offer financial advantages. Green Century believes that companies that protect the environment may be more profitable in the long run by avoiding risks, being prepared for changing regulations, and growing through competitive advantages.
Value-Based, Socially Responsible (SRI) and Exclusionary Screens.
To offer investors a way to invest with their values, our Funds avoid dangerous and harmful industries including fossil fuels, civilian and military weapons, tobacco, producers of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), and nuclear energy.
Fossil Fuel Free Commitment.
Green Century is proud to be the first family of responsible and diversified fossil fuel free mutual funds in the U.S. Definitions matter - our definition of fossil fuel free investing excludes companies that explore for, extract, process, refine, and transmit coal, oil, and gas, as well as companies that burn fossil fuels to make electricity, or any companies with carbon reserves.
Green Century also monitors company controversies to identify and avoid ones that are trending toward damaging reputational risks or are not following international norms and principles.
The Green Century Funds
The actively managed Green Century Balanced Fund invests predominantly in solution-oriented U.S. companies and green and sustainable bonds, including those that finance climate mitigation projects worldwide.
The passively managed Green Century Equity Fund invests in the stocks of U.S. companies that comprise the longest-running sustainability index, the MSCI KLD 400 Social ex Fossil Fuels Index, customized to screen out fossil fuel companies.
The Green Century MSCI International Index Fund invests in the stocks of foreign companies in developed markets that comprise a customized, fossil fuel free index. The passively managed Fund offers an international diversification opportunity.
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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.