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Microsoft Extends Security Support in Response to Green Century Shareholder Proposal

Green Century Pushed Microsoft to Extend Security Support to Prevent E-Waste Contact Information: Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate,, 617-747-4447 Pam Podger, Communications Director,, 802-299-9495 (Boston, MA) – After engagement with Green Century°, Microsoft Corporation* announced it would extend Windows 10 security updates (ESU) for organizations of all sizes, including schools, the public sector, and…

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Douglass Guernsey – Behind the Scenes of a Shareholder Advocate

As a shareholder advocate at Green Century°, I try to influence the world’s top companies to make better environmental decisions by meeting directly with corporate leaders.  Much of this work happens on the computer or over the phone, but there is nothing like meeting in person – partially because you never know what to expect. …

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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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