January 10, 2017

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In October, Tyson Foods* — the largest meat provider in the United States – took a five percent stake in plant-based protein producer, Beyond Meat.* In response, Green Century Capital Management withdrew our shareholder proposal calling on the company to disclose the risks associated with the growing demand for plant-based protein.

LegumesWe then sat down with Beyond Meat’s Founder and CEO, Ethan Brown, and Chairman of the Board, Seth Goldman, to learn more about how the Los Angeles-based company is bringing plant-based protein into the mainstream and changing the way both consumers and the food industry think about meat.

Read the interview here.

We wanted to learn more about where the company sees the future of food going, and why it sees Tyson’s investment in its company as a major opportunity.

Beyond Meat’s story is one of how environmentally conscious and socially responsible companies are growing, and illustrates the impact that concerned investors and consumers can have on even the largest companies.

Read more about Beyond Meat, and our work to promote sustainable agriculture.

Through our three-pronged approach to sustainable investing, Green Century investors encourage practices that help fight climate change, conserve natural resources and promote animal welfare. Learn more about how to make an impact with your investments on our website, or give us a call at 1-800-934-7336.


Leslie Samuelrich
Green Century Capital Management

*No securities mentioned were held in the portfolios of the Green Century Funds as of December 31, 2016. 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 advisor, or their distributor.

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