About Us: Our Approach
To fulfill our commitment to building an environmentally sustainable economy through green investments, Green Century employs a three-prong strategy.
Screened Investments: As a small, nimble, and independent firm, Green Century has the freedom to invest in a diverse mix of environmentally sound companies. The Green Century Funds do not invest in companies in every sector of the economy, as many mutual funds do. For example, the Green Century Balanced Fund does not invest in any fossil fuel production companies because we support the transition to a less carbon intensive economy.
The Green Century Funds seek to invest in well managed, environmentally sustainable companies that strive to minimize their environmental risks. Companies that actively work to lessen their environmental impact could be better able to enjoy competitive advantages, including cost and liability reductions, quality improvements, profitability enhancements, and access to new and expanding growth markets. Green Century believes that companies that are responsible stewards of the environment may be more likely to act ethically and maintain the trust of their investors and other stakeholders.
Shareholder Advocacy: At Green Century, a critical component of our green investing strategy is being an active shareholder and using the ownership stake in the companies held by the Green Century Funds to encourage improved environmental performance and sustainable management practices. This can take many forms, including direct negotiations, shareholder resolutions, and media outreach. To learn more about Green Century’s success with these tools, we invite you to visit our Shareholder Advocacy pages.
Non-Profit Ownership and Support: Green Century was founded by a partnership of non-profit environmental advocacy organizations in 1991. 100% of the profits Green Century Capital Management earns from its management of the Green Century Funds belong to these organizations. For more information on Green Century’s history and ownership structure, please visit our History page.