Because it's time to go fossil fuel free.
Green Century is a proponent of the power of investors to motivate corporate action, but there are some actors, like oil and gas companies, who simply can't, or won't, be moved.
Oil and gas companies have spent billions and billions of dollars blocking efforts to address climate change and disingenuously sowing doubt about the science behind it.
But they knew. Exxon* knew. They all knew.
It's time for investors concerned about the environment and the climate crisis to go fossil fuel free.
Are you ready to align your values with your investments?
Green Century uses a unique three-pronged approach to deliver impact and competitive returns.
1. Invests in sustainable companies: Green Century is proud to be the first family of fossil fuel free, responsible, and diversified mutual funds in the U.S. Instead of investing in the most environmentally-reckless companies in the world, Green Century invests in environmental leaders and innovators and companies leading their industry in their environmental, social and governance performance ratings.
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 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 March 31, 2020, green and sustainable bonds comprised 53.76% of total bonds held in the Green Century Balanced Fund.
*As of March 31, 2020, no securities mentioned were held in the portfolio of the Green Century Funds. 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 their distributor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.