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Investors Support Wilmar’s Palm Oil Policy

Posted May 13, 2014

In an effort to further promote the development and use of more sustainably produced palm oil, Portfolio 21 joined other investors to applaud Wilmar, (not a Portfolio 21 holding) the world’s biggest palm oil trader, for its groundbreaking new forest conservation policy. If fully implemented, Wilmar’s policy would set a…  

Investor Letters on Palm Oil

Posted May 13, 2014

As of September 2013, Portfolio 21 established a position in New Britain Palm Oil, a palm oil producer that we believe has shown leadership on environmental, social, and governance management. Our research into this industry strengthened our understanding of the ecological consequences unsustainable practices have on the ecosystems that support…  

Letter to Google regarding ALEC

Posted May 13, 2014

Google has been a holding in Portfolio 21’s Global Equity Strategy since 2008 and is currently our largest position. Recently Google has been criticized for its membership and participation in ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is an organization that has been thoroughly researched and documented by the…  

Letter regarding "No on Prop 37"

Posted May 13, 2014

As reflected in our Agricultural Biotechnology policy, Portfolio 21 perceives genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as high risk. Therefore, in conjunction with other concerned investors, we addressed the top 50 companies who had previously spent the most to defeat Prop 37, a California ballot measure that would have provided consumers with…  

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