Members divest millions from HESTA over fossil fuels

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17 June 2022 Today, more than one hundred health and community services workers across Australia shifted millions of dollars away from HESTA over the fund’s investments in companies expanding fossil fuels. In the single biggest climate divestment day targeting a superannuation fund in Australia’s history, more than 130 members of … Read More

Standard Chartered and Barclays fund Adani’s coal mining subsidiary

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19 May 2022 Financial new sources confirmed last week that Standard Chartered and Barclays have funded Adani Enterprises, the Adani Group subsidiary pursuing several new thermal coal mining projects, including the disastrous Carmichael mine in Australia. The US $250m debt facility provided by the two UK banks has an option … Read More

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

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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

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