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.
Sample Renewable Energy Holdings
Tesla builds all-electric vehicles and scalable clean energy generation and storage products to fulfill its mission to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” The company’s commitment exemplifies the kinds of sustainable and forward thinking companies that Green Century seeks to include in our Funds. Tesla is a current holding in the Green Century Equity Fund.
Vestas Wind Systems*
Vestas Wind Systems is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. With installations in 80 countries, Vestas turbines account for 17% of global wind energy production. Vestas, headquartered in Denmark, is a current holding in the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund.
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaics (PV) solar energy solutions, with more than 17 GW installed in more than 35 countries. It was ranked 10th in Fortune’s 2016 “Change the World” list of companies taking on society’s biggest problems. First Solar is a current holding in the Green Century Balanced Fund, which currently invests over 50% of its fixed income portion in green and sustainability bonds.1
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1As of September 30, 2019, green and sustainable bonds comprised 56.17% of total bonds held in the Green Century Balanced Fund.
*As of September 30, 2019, Tesla Motors, Inc., Vestas Wind Systems A/S and First Solar, Inc. comprised 0.00%, 0.25%, and 0.00%; 0.00%, 0.00% and 0.39%; and 0.63%, 0.00% 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 their distributor.
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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.
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