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Green Century to Launch International Index Fund in Late September 2016

Please complete the form box below to get a preliminary red herring prospectus. We will also send you the final prospectus and other documents, including forms to consider investing, when the Fund launches at the end of September.

Investment Objective

The Green Century MSCI International Index Fund seeks to achieve long-term total return that matches the performance of an index comprised of the stocks of foreign companies selected based on environmental, social and governance criteria.

Investment Strategy

Green Century believes that those companies that pursue the least environmentally sound practices are at the greatest risk of brand and reputational damage and long-term risk of negative economic consequences, while those that strive to be more environmentally responsible may benefit financially as a result. Green Century also believes that the use of ESG ratings creates an incentive for companies to become more sustainable. 

The Green Century MSCI International Index Fund (the Green Century International Index Fund or the International Index Fund or the Fund) will invest substantially all of its assets in the common stocks that make up the MSCI World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index (the World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index or the Index), a custom index calculated by MSCI, Inc. The World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index is comprised of the common stocks of the companies in the MSCI World Ex USA SRI Index (the World Ex USA SRI Index), minus the stocks of the companies that explore for, extract, produce, manufacture, or refine coal, oil, or gas or produce or transmit electricity derived from fossil fuels or transmit natural gas or have carbon reserves.

The World ex USA SRI Index includes large and mid-cap stocks from approximately 22 developed market countries in Europe, parts of Asia, Australia and Canada. The Index excludes companies in the U.S. The Index is a capitalization weighted index that provides exposure to companies with what MSCI calculates to have outstanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings and excludes companies whose products have negative social or environmental impacts.

Companies for the World ex USA SRI Index are identified based on a review of ESG ratings; the World ex USA SRI Index is composed of companies with high ESG ratings. In constructing the World ex USA SRI Index, MSCI ESG Research analyzes a company’s commitment to sustainability across five key categories: environment; community and society; employees and supply chain; customers; and governance and ethics. This strategy directs concerned investors’ dollars towards companies that demonstrate a commitment to meeting the social and environmental needs of the present without compromising the quality of life of future generations and away from companies that flout basic standards for environmental and social responsibility and governance.

The International Index Fund will not invest in companies that explore for, extract, produce, manufacture or refine, coal, oil or gas, or companies that produce or transmit electricity derived from fossil fuels or transmit natural gas. The Fund will also exclude companies with carbon reserves. Also, companies determined to have significant business involvement in the following will not be included in the World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index: genetically modified organisms (GMOs), firearms, military weapons, nuclear power, alcohol, tobacco, adult entertainment and gambling.

Please fill out the form below to download a preliminary red herring prospectus. If you would like a print copy, please email us at info@greencentury.com or call us at 1-800-93-GREEN. 

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