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Green Century’s Top Highlights from 2023

We have had a terrific 2023 and have made great strides in helping protect our planet and in making the world a better place through our robust shareholder advocacy, nonprofit ownership, and environmentally responsible funds. Here are some highlights. Renewable energy plans for top chipmakers Silicon chips are found everywhere these days — in computers,…

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Corning* Sets Ambitious Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Embraces Development of Climate Transition Plan

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813   Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, November 21, 2023 – In 2020, Green Century° noticed that Corning Inc. did not have A greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction target that were ambitious enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, a commitment signed in 2015 by…

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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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Andrea Ranger: That’s right. The CEO just called me.

Life as a shareholder advocate can be unpredictable – some of my work has a consistent flow, but I certainly wasn’t expecting an impromptu call from a CEO. Green Century° shareholder advocates often use the stakes in different companies on behalf of Green Century Funds, as a way of influencing management decisions on deforestation, carbon…

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Why U.S. Insurance Companies Keep Covering Fossil Fuels – and What We’re Doing About It

Many investors – and especially Green Century Funds° investors – can imagine a safer, healthier fossil fuel-free future. That’s why Green Century’s advocates work to convince companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect forests, source renewable energy and more. But as wildfires, floods and extreme temperatures have become more common and climate risk has grown…

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STATEMENT: The Hartford’s* Shareholders Show Same Support for Green Century Climate Proposal in 2023

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 22, 2023 – The Hartford announced the vote results on Friday for a Green Century° proposal asking the company to establish a deadline for phasing out underwriting new fossil fuel projects. Votes cast in favor reached 8.8%, the same as…

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Green Century shareholder proposals go to a vote at The Hartford* and Travelers* annual shareholder meetings in May

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 15, 2023 – Green Century’s° shareholder proposals filed with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and The Travelers Companies, Inc. are going to a vote at the companies’ annual general meetings on May 17th and May 24th, respectively. Green Century…

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STATEMENT: Chubb* announces new policy to restrict its underwriting of oil and gas sector. Green Century seeks details on how effectively it will reduce carbon emissions.

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 860-822-3887 Boston, March 22, 2023 – The insurance company Chubb Limited announced a new policy Wednesday aimed at reducing methane emissions released by its oil and gas clients’ operations. Chubb declared it will no longer cover oil and gas projects in government-protected…

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Green Century files shareholder proposals with Chubb,* The Hartford* and Travelers* around their support of fossil fuel projects

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 Boston, December 19, 2022 – Green Century° has re-filed shareholder proposals with three of the top 10 global commercial property and casualty insurers: Chubb, The Hartford, and Travelers, asking all three to stop underwriting new fossil fuel projects. It is…

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RELEASE: Green Century shareholder proposal prompts Costco* commitment to set new climate emissions reduction targets

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 Boston, November 14, 2022 – In response to a Green Century° shareholder proposal, Costco,* one of the largest retailers in the world, has committed to setting climate emissions reduction targets for its full value chain — cumulatively called…

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