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11.6% of Independent Tyson Shareholders Support Green Century Deforestation Proposal

Media Contacts: Pam Podger,, 802-299-9495; Annie Sanders,, 773-272-6691 Boston, February 14, 2024 – A noteworthy 11.6% of independent Tyson Foods* shareholders voted in favor of a Green Century° shareholder proposal urging the company to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains by 2025. Independent shareholders include all shares that are not held by Tyson…

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How Green Century Does Shareholder Advocacy – Engaging Indonesian and Malaysian Palm Oil Producers

Green Century Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman engaging with stakeholders

Green Century has been working to end the needless deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production since 2012 – and we’ve had a lot of success. We’ve helped secure zero-deforestation commitments from key purchasers. Engaging producers directly about the expectations of international markets is another way to put pressure on producers to adopt No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) practices.

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Is ESG Hot Air Contributing to Climate Change?

Elephant in Borneo tropical forest

It was only a matter of time. As more and more financial institutions claim to be green or responsible or sustainable, eventually someone was going to ask them to prove it.

Recently, eight U.S. senators did just that. The senators sent letters to the heads of eleven investment firms, asking how they managed the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks related to tropical deforestation.

Green Century applauds these senators for asking appropriate questions about firms’ deforestation-linked investments. It’s equally important that individual investors start asking tough questions, too.

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