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 world.

What we do

Watch to find out more about why we do what we do, and how you can join us!

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 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

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


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.

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.

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.

James Lorenz

Communications adviser

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.

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.

Maggie McKeown


Edoardo Riario Sforza

Shareholder Action Campaigner

Sachiko Suzuki

Japan Coal finance researcher

Keaton Paterson

Research Analyst

Meg Fukuzawa

South East Asia coal finance campaigner

Christian Slattery


Christian joined Market Forces in 2021 after volunteering and working with the Australian Conservation Foundation on the Stop Adani campaign. His focus is on accelerating Australia’s transition away from fossil fuels and holding the companies responsible for global warming accountable.


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