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.
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.
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 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.
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. His main role is looking after our website content, presenting all our research, news and campaigns. Will also writes and edits copy for our reports and other published material.
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.
Nina originally trained as a classical musician at the Victorian College of the Arts but has always had strong interests in climate action and finance. Nina is a member of the Climate Guardian Angels group and has also co-authored two personal finance books. She joined Market Forces in 2017 as a research intern.
Stop Adani Campaigner
Matt holds a Bachelor of International Relations from the Australian National University and has previously been involved in Fossil Free ANU, calling on universities to divest from fossil fuels. He works for Market Forces on the Stop Adani campaign, fighting against the construction of the Carmichael Coal Mine.
Shareholder Action Campaigner
Kieran comes to Market Forces from Friends of the Earth’s Economic Justice Collective, where he worked on issues of international trade such as the Trans Pacific Partnership. He has experience coordinating and working with people as former volunteer coordinator at Melbourne’s oldest food co-operative.
Shareholder Action Campaigner
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.