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31% of Votes Support Green Century Climate Proposal at Skyworks 

Media Contacts:  Annie Sanders, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691  Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, May 20, 2024 – Shareholders of Skyworks Solutions, Inc.* (Skyworks) delivered 31.2% of votes in favor of Green Century’s° proposal asking the company to set rigorous science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The proposal also asked the company to establish a goal to increase its…

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STATEMENT: 3M to Publish Climate Plan by End of 2025

Media Contacts:  Andrea Ranger, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813;   Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, April 15, 2024 – Following a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century°, 3M Company* agreed to publish its first climate transition plan to provide a roadmap and key milestones for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 50% by 2030.    3M’s climate transition…

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Climate Transition Plans Help Companies Cut Carbon Footprint

If you thought the weather was a little warm last year, it wasn’t your imagination. In fact, 2023 was the hottest year on record. For decades, scientists have predicted weather extremes including heat waves, and they point to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as the culprit. To head off catastrophic warming, the…

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Should we embrace nuclear energy to solve the climate crisis?

Even though I knew for months that an ESG firm was thinking about removing its exclusion on nuclear power producers, I was taken aback when I read their press release. Why would they revert their position and turn to nuclear when investing in renewable energy has grown so dramatically?  In reading their statement, I didn’t…

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What is Sustainable Investing & What is its Impact?

While there is no regulated term for sustainable investing and may mean and be defined differently from firm to firm, there is growing public and regulatory pressure to provide clear descriptions so that individuals can decide for themselves if the offered investments meet their criteria.   How to Invest Sustainably  Green Century believes that to invest…

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Annie Sanders: Why We Work on Certain Issues & Our Priorities for FY24

Green Century Funds° helps investors make an impact for the planet through a sustainable investing strategy, partners with its investment advisor in an award-winning shareholder advocacy program, and a unique ownership model that sends 100% of our net profits to support the environmental campaign work of our nonprofit owners. One question we often get is,…

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We Just Experienced the Hottest Week Ever Recorded in History…

The first week of July, 2023 was the hottest week on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This is following the hottest June on record.  The WMO released a statement on Monday about monitoring potential new record temperature from massive heat waves across the U.S. and spanning several continents. “We are in uncharted…

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Company Spotlight: Intuit*

wind machines

As the first family of fossil fuel free, diversified and responsible mutual funds in the United States, Green Century has long supported the necessary transition to clean, renewable energy through its investments. While these investments can be straightforward – Vestas Wind Systems,* Tesla,* etc. – you may be surprised by some of the novel steps…

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What does it mean to invest fossil fuel free?

Making-A-Clean-Break

What does it mean to invest fossil fuel free? And how do you begin to divest? This post will attempt to clarify the definition of fossil fuel free investing, and to distinguish between fossil fuel free and low carbon strategies. What does it mean to invest fossil fuel free? For Green Century, and for many…

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