Who We Are
Market Forces believes that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment.
Our work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable. We work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.
How We Work
Market Forces is proud to be an affiliate project of Friends of the Earth Australia and a member of the BankTrack international network, connecting us with passionate campaigners, environmental issue experts and advocates of environmentally sustainable behaviour from the finance sector.
Our vision is a future where institutions invest with a high degree of respect for the environment, utilising our money to deliver solutions to major environmental issues, and where the community holds to account the custodians of their money to ensure it is used to benefit the environment.
The Market Forces Team
Julien has been an environmental campaigner and activist for over a decade. He was Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Australia Pacific and Greenpeace International from 2006-2012, leaving in order to found Market Forces.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has worked in various financial institutions for over 15 years – investment banking, asset management and insurance. He is primarily focused on divestment within the superannuation and insurance industries.
Jack graduated with Bachelors of Commerce and Science and throughout his studies became interested in global warming and its economics. His competency and experience in research led him to join Market Forces in early 2015, researching bank renewables lending. Among other things, he keeps updated with bank lending and superannuation holdings in fossil fuels.
Pablo has volunteered and worked on climate, fossil fuel and renewable energy campaigns since 2007. His main focus is helping people work together to build the power they need to win.
Will van de Pol
Will started at Market Forces in early 2015 and writes copy for our reports and other published materials, as well as the Market Forces website and a number of external publishers.
Silas joined in 2015 and has been involved in designer reports, campaigning materials, posters, webpages and various graphics. Silas has previously been involved with election and advocacy campaigns and studied politics and economics at University.