Why Choose Green Century
Our three-pronged approach enables investors to make an impact through the power of their investments in a way no other socially responsible and sustainable mutual fund family can.
Green Century's investment strategy uses both ESG rankings and values-based screens, including fossil fuel company exclusions, to provide investors with deeply green and sustainable investments.
Green Century also uses a full array of shareholder advocacy tools, including dialogues with management and the filing of shareholder resolutions, to improve corporate environmental policies and supply chains to make an impact you can measure.
Green Century has a unique non-profit ownership that has made a difference on environmental and public health issues for more than 25 years.
Approaches to Responsible Investing
Green Century Offers Three Diversified and Responsible Fossil Fuel Free Mutual Funds
Green Century MSCI International Index Fund
Invests in the stocks of foreign companies selected for their outstanding environmental, social, and governance performance.
Green Century Equity Fund
Invests in the stocks of the companies included in the longest-running socially responsible index customized to exclude any fossil fuel companies.
Green Century Balanced Fund
Invests in the stocks and bonds of environmentally responsible companies and green and renewable energy bonds, which finance climate mitigation projects worldwide.
Tesla builds all-electric vehicles and scalable clean energy generation and storage products to fulfill its mission to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” The company’s commitment exemplifies the kinds of sustainable and forward thinking companies that Green Century seeks to include in our Funds. Tesla is a current holding in the Green Century Equity Fund.
Vestas Wind Systems*
Vestas Wind Systems is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. With installations in 80 countries, Vestas turbines account for 17% of global wind energy production. Vestas, headquartered in Denmark, is a current holding in the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund.
Starbucks Sustainability Bond*
With its pioneering sustainability bond, Starbucks is improving its supply chain’s environmental and social impact. One program supports coffee farmers who commit to promote long term productivity by keeping soil healthy, conserving water and growing shade trees to protect wildlife. The Starbucks bond is a current holding in the Green Century Balanced Fund, which currently invests over 50% of its fixed income portion in green and sustainability bonds.1
1As of September 30, 2019, green and sustainable bonds comprised 56.17% of total bonds held in the Green Century Balanced Fund.
*As of September 30, 2019, Tesla, Inc., Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Starbucks Corporation comprised 0.00%, 0.25%, and 0.00%; 0.00%, 0.00% and 0.39%; and 1.77%, 0.85% and 0.00% of the Green Century Balanced Fund, the Green Century Equity Fund and the Green Century International Index Fund. References to specific securities, which will change due to ongoing management of the Funds, should not be construed as a recommendation by the Funds, their administrator, or their distributor.
You should carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a Prospectus that contains this and other information about the Funds, please click here for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-934-7336. Please read the Prospectus carefully before investing.
Stocks will fluctuate in response to factors that may affect a single company, industry, sector, country, region or the market as a whole and may perform worse than the market. Foreign securities are subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuations, regional economic and political conditions, differences in accounting methods, and other unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Bonds are subject to risks including interest rate, credit, and inflation. A sustainable investment strategy which incorporates environmental, social and governance criteria may result in lower or higher returns than an investment strategy that does not include such criteria.
The Green Century Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC., 235 W Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.