About The Green Century FundsGreen Century Capital Management (Green Century) is the administrator of the Green Century Funds, a family of environmentally responsible mutual funds. Many mainstream Wall Street investment firms solely focus on a profitable bottom line for themselves. But independent, triple bottom line firms like Green Century focus on what our investors care about: building a sustainable economy while seeking competitive financial returns. Green Century provides a new option for investors: use the power of your investment dollars to encourage environmentally responsible corporate behavior. Green Century recognizes that business as usual will not create the green future we seek. Founded by a partnership of non-profit environmental advocacy organizations, Green Century provides investors who care about a clean, healthy planet the opportunity to use the clout of their investment dollars to encourage environmentally responsible corporate behavior. At Green Century, “green investing” means investing in a diverse array of companies that are helping to build a cleaner, greener future for us all — from small, innovative wind power producers to large, established firms using cleaner technologies to run their businesses and bring their products to market. As a shareholder in the Green Century Funds, you can invest in a broad mix of companies selected for environmental, social, and financial reasons. Without necessarily sacrificing financial performance, you can be confident that your investment will contribute to a more sustainable economy and help foster a better world for us all.
At Green Century, we also believe green investing is about more than just avoiding certain companies. Environmentally-destructive practices and policies are not just bad for the planet — they can also create significant risks and disadvantages for companies. Therefore, we are committed to using the ownership stake in the companies held by the Green Century Funds to advocate for improved environmental performance and more sustainable business practices. Since our founding, Green Century has engaged over one hundred companies through shareholder advocacy, helping them to improve their environmental performance, decrease risk, and capture opportunities. For example, in 2011, following two years of shareholder resolutions filed by Green Century and others, the SEC pressed oil and gas companies to increase their disclosure of the risks associated with their fracking operations, as investors had been advocating.
Our engagement with companies helps foster a sustainable economy in which good businesses can succeed.
You should consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a Summary Prospectus and/or Prospectus that contains this and other information about the Funds, please click here, email email@example.com, or call 1-800-93-GREEN.
Stocks will fluctuate in response to factors that may affect a single company, industry, sector, or the market as a whole and may perform worse than the market. Bonds are subject to risks including interest rate, credit, and inflation.
The Green Century Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. 12/11