NAB and Westpac: Stop funding Whitehaven Coal!

NAB & Westpac- Stop Funding Whitehaven's Dirty Coal

15 September 2021 The federal Environment Minister has just signed-off approval for Whitehaven’s climate-wrecking Vickery coal mine. But Whitehaven still needs to find enough money to match the mine’s $600 million price-tag. Despite stating their support for the Paris Agreement, NAB and Westpac loaned a combined $220 million to Whitehaven … Read More

NAB to ‘measure itself against’ IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 scenario

10 September 2021 NAB’s key executives appeared yesterday at the Australian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics, and addressed the review of the bank’s oil and gas policy—due for release “in the coming months”. While the bank had previously stated it’s “taking into account” the conclusions of the International Energy Agency’s … Read More

NAB shareholders: Help push NAB out of climate-wrecking gas

10 May 2021 NAB, a major funder of climate-destructive gas companies including Santos and Origin Energy, is planning to update its gas and oil policy this year. Scientists, economists and Nobel Laureates have told us there’s no room to expand the fossil fuel industry if we’re to limit warming to … Read More

ANZ held to account for climate inaction at AGM

16 December 2020 Following the release of a lacklustre update to its climate policy in October, today’s ANZ annual general meeting (AGM) saw the bank’s board held to account for the gap between rhetoric and action on climate change. However, perhaps the bank wasn’t as prepared to bear the weight … Read More

Westpac 2020 AGM: funding climate failure is the ‘sweet spot’

11 December 2020 Westpac’s board knew they would be facing tough questions from shareholders at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) given the banks’ continued funding for Australia’s most climate-destructive companies, including Whitehaven Coal and Santos. The bank’s updated climate policy, released in May, was a step forward as it pledged … Read More

NAB confirms it will update stance on polluting oil and gas

11 November 2020 Today NAB released its sustainability report, failing to take the minimum steps needed now to align the bank’s finance activity with the Paris Agreement, while confirming it will update its stance on funding the dirty oil and gas sector by next year. NAB’s funding for the oil … Read More