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.

Market Forces was launched in January 2013.

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

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 Vincent

Executive Director
Lead Campaigner

Julien has beenĀ 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.


Rachel Deans

Campaigner

A former Melbourne Uni environment officer, Rachel started an internship with Market Forces in 2016. This quickly led to a campaigning position, with a particular focus on working with and empowering shareholders. If you own shares in banks, insurance companies or mining companies, Rachel is the person to contact!


Will van de Pol

Legal researcher and campaigner

Will started at Market Forces in early 2015 with a desire to play a more active part in the fight for climate justice. After a stint as our online content coordinator, Will now conducts legal research and campaigning, mostly in support of our superannuation, shareholder activism and corporate governance work.

Pablo Brait

Campaigner

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.

Beata Szinyi

Program Coordinator

Beata joined Market Forces in 2018 after many years in the education sector. She combines her strong interest in environmental advocacy and experience in project coordination, change management, communications, marketing, and web development to provide support to our busy team of researchers and campaigners

Munira Chowdhury

Researcher

Munira recently completed post-grad studies in Environmental Management & Sustainability from Monash. She has a background in Economics and previous experience in policy research. Munira is passionate about climate justice and is pursuing a career in environmental advocacy.


Jack Bertolus

Research Coordinator

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.


Bernadette Maheandiran

Research and Legal Analyst

Bernadette joined Market Forces in early 2017 and has quickly become an integral member of the team. Coming to us from Canada with a background in law, Bernadette helps conduct the research that Market Forces has become known for.

Mel Jones

Online content manager

James Lorenz

Communications adviser

Kate Simpson

Digital Campaigner

Kieran Jairath

Shareholder action campaigner