Tell Westpac: net-zero by 2050 = no new fossil fuels

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15 December 2021 Westpac shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is Westpac’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More

Spread the word about Westpac’s dirty fossil fuel funding

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15 December 2021 Westpac shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is Westpac’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More

NAB: withdraw investment in the Coastal GasLink pipeline

WetWet'suwet'en solidarity - Coastal GasLink pipeline

Despite its commitments to net-zero by 2050 and the Paris Agreement, NAB has continued pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into projects that expand the fossil fuel industry and the companies pursuing them. Last year, it loaned CA$117.5 million to the 670km climate-wrecking Coastal Gaslink pipeline in Canada. Based on … Read More

ANZ fails to rule out funding fossil fuel expansion amidst climate crisis

Australia New Zealand Bank

26 November 2021 ANZ, a bank purportedly committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, today released an updated climate policy that does nothing to prevent it from funding new climate-wrecking oil and gas projects and the companies pursuing them. The policy update comes just months after the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Read More

Bank of New York Mellon involved in potential Adani coal deal

North Queensland export terminal/Adani Abbot Point coal terminal

UPDATE: 5 November 2021. Bank of New York Mellon has withdrawn from the deal and will resign its role with Adani in Australia. See our blog for further information. 21 October 2021 It has been revealed that an Australian subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) could be playing … Read More

Commonwealth Bank rebuked over fossil fuel funding at AGM

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13 October 2021 As the International Energy Agency (IEA) prepares to publish the most detailed account of its Net Zero Emissions by 2050 scenario—in which there’s no room for expansion of the fossil fuel industry—Commonwealth Bank’s annual shareholder meeting saw its investors push for the bank to limit fossil fuel … Read More

Tell Commbank: net-zero by 2050 = no new fossil fuels

Commonwealth Bank logo

13 October 2021 Commonwealth Bank shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is Commbank’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a … Read More