Case Study / 03 Apr 2013

Green Century Capital Management

Green Century commissioned Trucost to conduct a carbon footprint analysis of its Balanced Fund.

Green Century Capital Management has been helping people invest in sustainable companies for over 20 years. Founded by non-profit environmental advocacy groups, Green Century’s mission is to provide people who care about the environment a way to invest for their future.

Green Century commissioned Trucost to conduct a carbon footprint analysis of its Balanced Fund. Trucost compared the carbon intensity of the Balanced Fund to that of the S&P 500 Index and found that the Green Century Balanced Fund was 49.5% less carbon intensive than the S&P 500 Index.

“Reducing the Balanced Fund’s carbon footprint is a key way that Green Century is working to curb climate change while providing competitive investment options for those who want to green their portfolios. We believe in avoiding companies whose environmental negligence could threaten our shareholders’ investments and values and investing in companies that pay attention to their environmental impacts”.

Insights

Green Century Balanced Fund has half the carbon intensity of the S&P 500 without sacrificing financial returns (news)

A Green(er) Portfolio (publication)

Fossil fuels: divest, engage or manage? (video)