Why Choose Green Century
Our three-pronged approach to ethical investing allows us to help you align your values and deliver impact in ways that most mutual funds owned by big banks and Wall Street investment firms can’t.
Green Century's° ethical investment strategy uses both ESG rankings and values-based screens, including fossil fuel company exclusions.
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 nonprofit ownership that has made a difference on environmental and public health issues for thirty years.
Approaches to Ethical Investing
This unique ownership results in a values-alignment
and impact that no other mutual fund has.
Green Century Offers Three Diversified and Responsible Fossil Fuel Free Funds
Green Century MSCI International Index Fund
The Green Century MSCI International Index Fund is a passively managed Fund that invests in companies that meet our high ESG criteria in developed markets outside of the U.S. It is the first environmentally responsible, diversified, fossil fuel free international index fund available to U.S. investors.
Green Century Equity Fund
The Green Century Equity Fund is a passively managed Fund that invests in U.S.-based companies that meet our high ESG criteria and invests in the MSCI KLD Social ex Fossil Fuels Index.
Green Century Balanced Fund
The Green Century Balanced Fund is an actively managed Fund that ethically invests in solution-oriented companies and bonds, more than 60% of which are green or sustainable.1
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 84 countries, Vestas turbines account for 18% 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 more than 60% of its fixed income portion in green and sustainability bonds.1
°Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century) is the investment advisor to the Green Century Funds (the Funds).
1As of September 30, 2022, green and sustainable bonds comprised 64.7% of the total bonds held in the Green Century Balanced Fund.
*As of September 30, 2022, Tesla, Inc., Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Starbucks Corporation comprised 0.00%, 4.45% and 0.00%; 0.00%, 0.00% and 0.55% and 2.07%, 0.62% and 0.00% of the Green Century Balanced Fund, the Green Century Equity Fund and the Green Century International Index Fund, respectively. 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.