The devastating fires ravaging the Amazon are an entirely preventable, man-made tragedy. Green Century has spent years working to end deforestation and is committed to continuing that fight. Pressuring companies that trade or buy soy and cattle is our best hope to prevent further catastrophe.Read More
With the close of the 2018 – 2019 shareholder season, here are the top 11 impact stories of Green Century’s shareholder advocacy program.Read More
Green Century’s shareholder advocate for tropical forest protection recently traveled to Utrecht, the Netherlands to attend International Sustainability Week, which was focused on deforestation-free supply chains and corporate operations.Read More
Green Century is proud to endorse the California Deforestation Free Procurement Act (AB 572), which would require all companies contracting with California to demonstrate “deforestation-free” supply chains for any products – such as palm oil, soy, cattle, rubber, paper or pulp, and timber – linked to deforestation.Read More
Green Century is pleased to announce that Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S., will develop and implement a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label products.Read More
In Malaysia, Green Century Shareholder Advocate Jessye Waxman attended the 15th Annual General Assembly of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest third-party certifier for sustainable palm oil. It was an important meeting as the RSPO was poised to consider enhanced certification standards.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More