Shareholder Advocacy

Green Century uses its clout as a shareholder to advocate for stronger environmental stewardship policies and practices within the companies held in each Fund.

Each year, Green Century files shareholder resolutions, holds dialogues with companies and works to improve their environmental performance and reduce the risk to shareholders.

Since our founding, Green Century has engaged over 100 companies through shareholder advocacy. Green Century has challenged companies to improve their environmental performance, such as reducing the use of energy, toxic chemicals and water. We also advocate that companies preserve wilderness and support sustainable food and agriculture. Green Century also has called for more corporate transparency and accountability, especially in the wake of the Citizens United ruling.

Click on our key issues below to learn about our work in those areas:

Proxy Voting Policies and Records
See how the Green Century Funds voted on social, environmental and governance issues at the annual meetings of the companies they own.