Big bonuses to fossil fuel execs for Digging Deeper

Despite the desperate need and global commitment to ditch fossil fuels, our latest report reveals fossil fuel companies are continuing to search for more unburnable carbon. In many cases, exploration is encouraged through executive remuneration packages. Despite their potential influence as significant shareholders, Australia’s super funds are voting for these wasteful bonuses that encourage … Read More

Poll reveals high expectations for banks to avoid fossil fuels

Share this Post 17 September 2016 A new survey has shown strong support, especially among customers of the major banks, for action to avoid financing fossil fuel projects that damage the environment and worsen climate change. The poll, conducted by Essential Research for Market Forces, asked over 1,000 Australians about their attitudes … Read More

Fracking Finance

‘Fracking Finance’ details the dangers that unconventional gas extraction methods, such as fracking, pose to our land, water and communities. This Market Forces report also examines which financial institutions are supporting the biggest players in Australia’s coal seam gas industry. Click the cover image to view and download a pdf version of … Read More

Revealed: billions loaned to fossil fuels by the big banks

18 June 2015 Since 2008, Australia’s big four banks (ANZ, Commonwealth, NAB and Westpac) have loaned $36.7 billion to the fossil fuel industry in Australia, and were involved in three-quarters of all deals to fossil fuel projects and companies over the same time frame. That’s the key finding of a … Read More

Making your finances fossil free

4 June 2014 Are your personal finances helping to damage the climate? Chances are they are, without you even knowing it. Do you have a bank deposit? Are you a member of a super fund? Do you own shares? If so, your money is probably being used to finance the … Read More

How to avoid the carbon bubble

5 March 2014 Want to kick fossil fuel companies out of your investments but don’t know how? Worried that excluding fossil fuel companies might harm your financial health? Worry no more. Market Forces and 350.org commissioned The Australia Institute to study how people and institutions holding stocks can divest from … Read More

How to Switch Banks and Make it Count

This guide will take you through the main steps of moving your account to a bank that won’t use your money to fund the next big coal or gas project. More importantly, it shows you how your divestment from your old bank can leave a lasting impression on them and … Read More

Financing Reef Destruction

Our report, Financing Reef Destruction, describes the threats faced by the Great Barrier Reef as a result of expanding coal and gas exports, and expose which banks have been most actively funding coal and gas export projects inside the World Heritage Site. Click the cover image to view the report. … Read More