November 8, 2017
At Green Century, we believe that investing in an environmentally responsible way is not only the right thing to do, it is also a smart way to invest.
We developed the fossil fuel free Green Century MSCI International Index Fund to give environmentally responsible investors a way to invest internationally without compromising their values, and make a difference on the issues they care about.
The International Index Fund seeks to invest in companies chosen for their outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings in 22 developed countries. The Fund invests in stocks included in the MSCI World ex USA SRI ex Fossil Fuels Index, a custom index calculated by MSCI, Inc. the global index provider that also maintains the custom index for the Green Century Equity Fund.
As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the International Index Fund, we wanted to share some highlights of the global impact that Green Century investors are making:
- Investing in environmental leaders like Vestas,* a global wind power company responsible for 16% of all installed wind power in the world;
- Growing the responsible investing community by offering the first responsible, diversified and 100% fossil fuel free international index fund available to U.S. investors; and
- Protecting forests and combating climate change through our award winning shareholder advocacy work.
We are proud of the impact that Green Century investors have been making for over twenty five years. To learn more about the International Index Fund, or our other fossil fuel free funds, please call us at 1-800-934-7336.
*As of September 30, 2017, Vestas Wind Systems comprised 0.58%, 0.00% and 0.00% of the Green Century MSCI International Index Fund, Green Century Equity Fund and the Green Century Balanced Fund. References to specific securities, which will change due to the 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 1-800-93-GREEN. 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 or 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 Funds’ environmental criteria limit the investments available to the Funds compared to mutual funds that do not use environmental criteria.
This information has been prepared from sources believed to be reliable. The views expressed are as of the date of this writing and are those of the Advisor to the Funds.
The Green Century Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. 235 W Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. 11/17