Saturna Capital Earns Green America Business Certification
Certification awarded to small businesses committed to positive social and environmental change
(Bellingham, WA) – April 30, 2021 – Saturna Capital has earned Green America's Green Business Certification and has been awarded the Green America Certified Business Seal. Green America awards its Green Business Certification to small and midsized businesses that are committed to using their platform for positive social and environmental change and growing the new green economy from the ground up.
Saturna Capital is now a certified member of the Green Business Network® (GBN), a distinguished group of companies that have laid the groundwork for the green economy and for bringing it to scale.
“We are proud to be recognized as a certified member of the Green Business Network,” said Jane Carten, president and CEO of Saturna Capital. “The Green America Certified Business Seal is a respected symbol among sustainable businesses, and an impactful way for Saturna to stand out as a leader in our community.”
“We are consistently seeking new ways to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Stephanie Ashton, Saturna Capital’s Business Analyst and Manager of Corporate Responsibility. “We've implemented a number of creative sustainability measures over the years, and we strive to be a model for responsible business. We're honored to be included among Green America's Certified Green Businesses.”
Saturna Capital views consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors as essential in forming portfolios of high-quality companies that are better positioned to reduce risk and identify opportunities. We believe that companies proactively managing business risks related to ESG issues are more resilient and make better contributions to portfolios designed for patient investors. Founded in 1982, the Green Business Network is the first network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country.
To be considered for Green America’s Green Business Certification, businesses must complete an assessment to ensure they meet Green America’s standards for the environment, community, labor, and governance. Green America certifies businesses in dozens of different industries using industry-specific assessments.
Green America awards Green Business Certification to businesses that are:
- Environmentally responsible in the way they source and manufacture products, and run their operations and facilities;
- Socially equitable and committed to strong practices that benefit the well-being of workers, customers, suppliers, and the greater community; and
- Accountable for their work by continually improving and operating with radical transparency in every facet of their business.
About Saturna Capital Corporation
“Active investing to reflect your values”
Saturna Capital Corporation, established in 1989 in Bellingham, Washington, USA, is a private, employee-owned investment adviser with US$5.5 billion in assets under management, providing investment advisory services to mutual funds, institutions, businesses, individuals, and endowments. Saturna Capital is adviser to the Amana Mutual Funds Trust, the oldest and largest family of funds in the US that follow principles of Islamic finance. Saturna Capital is also adviser to the US-based Sextant Mutual Funds and Saturna Sustainable Funds.
For more information about Saturna Capital, visit www.saturna.com.
About Green America's Green Business Network®:
Green America's Green Business Network® (GBN) is the first network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. Since 1982, GBN has led and innovated in the green business and social enterprise field. It is home to both rising social and eco enterprises and to the most established green businesses around. GBN provides the tools, the information, and the consumer base to help small green businesses and social enterprises thrive in today's competitive green marketplace. Learn more at www.greenbusinessnetwork.org.