Target Corporation announced a new goal to reduce its use of virgin plastic 20% by 2025 across its own brand frequency products as part of a new sustainability strategy, Target Forward, precipitating the withdrawal of Green Century’s shareholder proposal.Read More
Following a shareholder proposal filed by As You Sow and Green Century Capital Management, Target Corporation has agreed to set a virgin plastic elimination goal for its private brand packaging across its fast-moving goods categories.Read More
2020 is a critical year for tracking the state of the world’s forests and intensifying private sector efforts to address deforestation in the coming decade.Read More
Green Century has been working to end the needless deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production since 2012 – and we’ve had a lot of success. We’ve helped secure zero-deforestation commitments from key purchasers. Engaging producers directly about the expectations of international markets is another way to put pressure on producers to adopt No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE) 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