Press Releases

BlackRock* Bluster? Green Century Questions BlackRock’s Exposure to Deforestation Through Its Financing Practices

Feb 26, 2019

Today, Green Century sent an inquiry letter to BlackRock, regarding its strategies and policies to address and mitigate its exposure to deforestation through its financing practices.

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Green Century Commends Aramark* for No-Deforestation Commitment, Following Green Century Engagement

Jan 23, 2019

Green Century collaborated with Aramark, one of the world’s largest food service providers, to develop a robust no-deforestation commitment to be implemented by 2025.

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Food fight: Domino’s* Is Challenging a Green Century Proposal to Limit Antibiotic Exposure of the Beef and Pork It Sources

Jan 21, 2019

Green Century recently filed a shareholder resolution with Domino’s Pizza, asking it to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics used in the production of the beef and pork it sources. Domino’s challenged the proposal with the SEC.

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Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich Reelected to US SIF Board of Directors

Jan 16, 2019

Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich has been reelected to the Board of Directors for the US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

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Verizon* Commits to Source 50% of its Energy from Renewables by 2025, After Green Century Engagement

Jan 11, 2019

Green Century withdrew a shareholder proposal with Verizon, after the company announced a commitment to source the equivalent of 50% of its annual electricity usage from renewable sources by 2025.

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McDonald’s* Emerges as Corporate Leader, Commits to Restrict Routine Antibiotic Use in Beef

Dec 13, 2018

Green Century Capital Management congratulates McDonald’s Corporation for its newly announced commitment to restrict the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain. As the largest purchaser of beef in the world, the announcement by McDonald’s represents an industry-leading approach that could steer further change towards antibiotic stewardship.

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Green Century Applauds New Palm Oil Certification Standards from the RSPO

Nov 26, 2018

KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA, November 26, 2018 – Green Century commends the RSPO, the world’s largest third-party certifier for sustainable palm oil, for ratifying and adopting enhanced certification standards at its 15th Annual General Assembly. Palm oil is found in an estimated 50% of all packaged goods and its production is a leading driver of deforestation.

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Green Century Applauds Starbucks* for Reaching its’ Responsible Antibiotic Use Commitment Ahead of Schedule

Nov 14, 2018

Green Century applauds Starbucks Corporation for fulfilling its commitment – two years ahead of schedule – to only serve chicken and turkey raised without the use of antibiotics in all of its U.S. company-operated stores.

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Green Century Sponsored Report Finds Sustainable Investing Has Surged to $12.0 Trillion in the U.S.

Nov 2, 2018

The 2018 biennial “Trends Report,” sponsored by Green Century and released this week from the US SIF Foundation, found that sustainable, responsible, and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for $12.0 trillion—or one in four dollars—of the $46.6 trillion in total assets under professional management in the U.S.

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Green Century and As You Sow Call on General Mills* to Eliminate Toxic Pesticides from its Supply Chain

Sep 25, 2018

Green Century presented its shareholder proposal, asking General Mills to being tracking and reducing the use of toxic pesticides in its supply chain, at its September 25th shareholder meeting.

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