Will GLAS shatter its reputation on Adani’s coal port?

26 May 2022 In November 2021, after a short and sharp public backlash, the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) became the 104th company to cut ties with Adani’s disastrous Carmichael coal project. For many years, BNYM was playing a specialised role as the security trustee for the debt linked … Read More

Win! Credit Suisse rules out Whitehaven Coal

The monstrous Maules Creek coal mine, destroying swathes of the Leard State Forest, NSW. Image courtesy of the Lock the Gate Alliance

Climate-wrecking coal company Whitehaven Coal received a $1 billion loan in February 2020 from a group of major banks, including European investment bank Credit Suisse. Late last year, Credit Suisse updated its policy on thermal coal mining, clearly excluding Whitehaven from any further funding. This makes Credit Suisse the first … Read More

Will GLAS shatter its reputation on Adani’s coal port?

In November 2021, after a short and sharp public backlash, the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) became the 104th company to cut ties with Adani’s disastrous Carmichael coal project. For many years, BNYM was playing a specialised role as the security trustee for the debt linked to Adani’s coal … Read More

Coal port operator Adani Ports no longer part of UN’s Race to Zero

19 January 2022 Back in December, Market Forces drew attention to the fact that Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone’s (Adani Ports) removal from the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign run by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) should also see it removed from the UN’s Race to Zero campaign.  … Read More

NAB fails to defend funding for destructive fossil fuel companies

NAB agm 2021

17 December 2021 NAB has been lending heavily for projects and companies expanding the fossil fuel industry. As such, the bank today faced a formal proposal from shareholders telling it to stop funding new coal, oil and gas projects. NAB also faced a bombardment of questions from stakeholders concerned over … Read More

ANZ forced to address heavy fossil fuel funding at 2021 AGM

Australia New Zealand Bank

16 December 2021 ANZ faced a formal proposal from shareholders that it commit to stop funding new fossil fuel projects at today’s annual general meeting (AGM). Despite attempts to avoid accountability, the bank’s board also received a barrage of tough questions over its continued heavy funding for fossil fuels, including … Read More