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STATEMENT: Green Century reacts to SEC’s final climate risk disclosure rule

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Media Contacts: Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495; Andrea Ranger, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Boston, March 6, 2024 – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently finalized its long-awaited Climate-Related Disclosure rule. Originally proposed two years ago, the rule was crafted in response to investor demand for consistent and comprehensive information about climate-related risks and acknowledgment by federal regulators…

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Disney To Increase Plastic Disclosure, Goals 

Media Contacts: Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Douglass Guernsey, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-747-4447 (Boston, MA) The Walt Disney Company* has agreed to disclose how much plastic it’s using in certain areas of its business and to set an additional plastic reduction goal, thanks to an agreement with Green Century Funds°, an environmentally responsible mutual fund. The Walt Disney…

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11.6% of Independent Tyson Shareholders Support Green Century Deforestation Proposal

Media Contacts: Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495; Annie Sanders, asanders@greencentury.com, 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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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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Shareholders Lend Support to Green Century Proposal Urging McDonald’s* to Prevent Development of Antibiotic-Resistant “Superbugs” in its Supply Chains

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, June 2, 2023 – Shareholders have weighed in on a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century° and the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, asking McDonald’s to establish a more ambitious policy to eliminate use of medically important antibiotics in its…

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STATEMENT: Mondelēz* Shareholders Shy from Strong Support of Green Century Proposal Seeking Interim Targets for Company’s 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2025 Goal  

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 19, 2023 – – Shareholders of Mondelēz International, Inc., a food company known for its popular snack brands, such as Chips Ahoy!, Cadbury, Ritz, and Oreo, were reluctant to support a Green Century° proposal, as evidenced by the vote tally…

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Keurig Dr. Pepper steps up efforts to address single-use plastics in response to Green Century proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 860-822-3887    Boston, April 18, 2023 – Keurig Dr. Pepper*, a leading global beverage company with brands from Snapple to 7Up, will boost efforts to cut single-use plastic by expanding its “reuse and refill” options across the country. In exchange…

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Colgate-Palmolive ramps up efforts to address plastic pollution in response to Green Century Funds shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691; Pam Podger, Director of Communications, ppodger@greencentury.com, 860-822-3887 Boston, April 17, 2023 – Colgate-Palmolive*, a leading global consumer products company, will enhance its efforts to reduce plastic packaging and scale up reuse models that cut down on single-use plastic. In exchange for this heightened focus on…

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What is ‘shareholder engagement’ and does it matter? How to understand what an impact report really means

*Read President Leslie Samuelrich’s GreenFin article on What is real ‘shareholder engagement’ and does it matter? She explains the differences between proxy voting, engagement and advocacy… When I got to the exhibit hall at a recent sustainable investing conference, surrounded by banners of beautiful nature shots, I focused on collecting impact reports from the exhibitors.…

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