Following a multi-year engagement with Green Century, Darden Restaurants, Inc., the largest casual dining operator in the U.S., yesterday announced that it was adopting a policy to phase out the use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chain by 2023.Read More
Green Century withdrew its shareholder proposal with Amazon, after it committed to carbon neutrality for half of its package deliveries by 2030, and indicated it would outline a broader vision for entirely carbon neutral deliveries in the future.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
In the past, individuals concerned about climate change and environmental degradation may have shied away from IRAs, believing that green IRAs didn’t exist.
But they do! A Green Century IRA could help you achieve your retirement goals, in an environmentally-responsible way.Read More
For several years, a number of corporate front-groups have been attempting to make it appreciably more difficult for shareholders to engage with the publicly traded companies in which they’re invested. To stop this attack, Green Century recently sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton.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
Aramark* serves two billion meals a year in schools, hospitals, sports stadiums and more, so the environmental ramifications of Green Century’s recent engagement with the company will be substantial.
Following a meeting in Green Century’s office in Boston, Aramark agreed to develop and fully implement a no-deforestation commitment within six years. Consequently, Green Century withdrew the shareholder resolution it had filed with the company.Read More
Green Century recently filed a shareholder resolution with Domino’s Pizza, asking it to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics used in the production of the beef and pork it sources. Domino’s challenged the proposal with the SEC.Read More
After Green Century filed a shareholder resolution with the company in November, Verizon announced a new commitment to source 50% of its entire electricity usage from renewable energy sources by 2025, a significant increase for one of the country’s largest energy consumers.Read More