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.

What we do

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 world.

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.


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The Market Forces team

Julien Vincent

Executive Director
Lead campaigner

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.

Rachel Deans


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


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


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.

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.

Munira Chowdhury


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.

Antony Balmain

Media and Communications Manager

Antony joined Market Forces in 2022, after many years working as a journalist, senior media adviser and communications manager. Most recently Antony headed Media and Communications in the Asia Pacific for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Previously Antony led media and communications at Australian Red Cross, VicHealth and worked for media organisations including ABC Australia, SBS TV, AAP and has written for leading news outlets in Australia and internationally.

Matt Tomkins

Digital Campaigner

Kate Simpson

Digital Campaigner

Kate has a Bachelor of Journalism and previous experience in the arts and government sectors. Before joining Market Forces she was the Communications Officer at the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Her focus is engaging supporters through Market Forces’ digital channels.

Paula Martinez

Digital Content Creator

Paula joined Market Forces in late 2019 after completing a bachelor of Media and Communications, majoring in Media Industries. Her focus is creating visual content for Market Forces’ digital platforms to assist campaigns and engage supporters.

Manny Perez

Website Manager

Sachiko Suzuki

Japan Coal finance researcher

Meg Fukuzawa

South East Asia coal finance campaigner

Axel Dalman

Company Analyst

Michelle Surowiec


Kumiko Kitano

Japan Digital Campaigner

Brett Morgan


Vishad Sharma

Shareholder Action Campaigner

Vishad joined Market Forces in 2022. His experience in devising campaign and impact strategies for international and Australian organisations and shareholder advocacy and corporate governance assist him in understanding how people can be empowered to demand change.

Want to join the team? Keep an eye out for occasional advertised positions on EthicalJobs