Why Choose Green Century
Our three-pronged approach to sustainable investing allows you to align your investments with your values and invest for a green future.
Green Century Funds° sustainable investment strategy uses both ESG criteria and environmentally responsible screens. We exclude fossil fuel companies and environmentally harmful industries.
Green Century Funds 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 Funds has a unique nonprofit ownership that has made a difference in environmental and public health issues for more than 30 years.
Green Century defines its standard for environmentally responsible and sustainable as seeking to provide an opportunity to invest in a way that avoids environmentally dangerous industries which impose onerous costs on society and the planet.
Approaches to Sustainable Investing
This unique ownership results in a values alignment
and impact that other mutual funds don't provide.
Green Century Offers Three Environmentally Responsible & Sustainable 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 MSCI’s high ESG criteria in developed markets outside of the U.S. It is one of the first environmentally responsible 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 MSCI’s 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 provides individuals with a way to invest in stocks and bonds in one mutual fund. The Green Century Balanced Fund keeps your dollars out of fossil fuel companies and other environmentally harmful companies. The majority of its fixed income portion is in green bonds, which finance efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, protect water sources, and improve soil conditions around the globe.
Johnson Controls invented the electronic thermostat to address heating and cooling inefficiency and it remains committed to improving corporate sustainability. It has been involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects and has helped clients reduce CO2 emissions by 15 million metric tons since 2000. Its retrofit of the Empire State Building reduced its energy use by 38%. Johnson Controls 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 March 31, 2023, green and sustainable bonds comprised 67.53% of the total bonds held in the Green Century Balanced Fund.
*As of March 31, 2023 Johnson Controls International, PLC, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Starbucks Corporation comprised 1.07%, 0.23% and 0.00%; 0.00%, 0.00% and 0.68% and 1.71%, 0.65% 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 email@example.com 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.
The Green Century Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC., 235 W Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. UMB Distribution Services, LLC is not affiliated with Green Century or its affiliates.