Press Releases

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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Shareholders of Darden Restaurants* Express Increasing Support for Green Century’s Antibiotic Use Shareholder Proposal

Sep 24, 2018

At Darden Restaurants’ annual shareholder meeting, Green Century’s shareholder proposal, asking the company to reduce the use of medically-important human antibiotics in its meat supply chain, received 40.2% of shareholder support.

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Green Century Commends California’s Fossil Fuel Free Future

Sep 12, 2018

Green Century applauds the codification of SB 100, which will put California on a path to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources, such as solar and wind, by 2045. Green Century mobilized institutional investors, representing $22.36 billion in assets under management, in support of SB 100, which is “the most important climate law in U.S. history,” according to the MIT Technology Review.

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Green Century Reaffirms Commitment to Fossil Fuel Free Investing

Sep 10, 2018

Green Century is proudly reaffirming its commitment to fossil fuel free investing to coincide with the Divest-Invest press conference focused on “How the Moral Call to Divest Became a Matter of Fiduciary Duty,” being held during the week of the Global Climate Action Summit.

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Following Agreement, Green Century Withdraws UNFI* Shareholder Proposal Regarding Food Waste Disclosure

Sep 6, 2018

Green Century withdrew its shareholder proposal with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), after the company agreed to provide additional disclosures regarding operational food waste management.

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