NAB rules out new thermal coal

NAB has become the first of Australia’s big four banks to rule out lending to all new thermal coal mines or extensions! The bank’s updated risk appetite statement on coal mining, released today, says: “NAB will no longer finance new thermal coal mining projects.” Use the form below to acknowledge NAB’s … Read More

Media release: Fourth major Chinese bank walks away from Adani mega mine

Wednesday 13 December, 2017: China Merchants Bank today provided a statement to environmental finance campaigning group Market Forces, confirming it will have no part in the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. The bank replied to a letter outlining an array of concerns with the proposed project and the corporate record … Read More

Shareholder Action 2017

Market Forces is working with shareholders to put climate change on the agenda of Australia’s biggest companies, and getting some great results. Below are some highlights from annual general meetings held so far in the second half of 2017. We’ll be updating this page as AGM season ramps up throughout … Read More

Westpac rules out Abbot Point terminal

8 December 2017 Westpac today all but confirmed it would not refinance the Abbot Point coal terminal, striking another blow to the crippled Adani coal mine. Climate related questions dominated the opening of question time at the bank’s annual general meeting in Sydney, revealing a lack of awareness around its … Read More

Latest tax data shows more avoidance by fossil fuel companies

How to Switch Banks and Make it Count

For all the environmental and climate destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry here in Australia, you’d think there must be a significant payback through taxes, right? Well, sadly, there are ways for massive fossil fuel companies to minimise their tax bills in Australia, and these companies are adept at … Read More

Embassy confirms: no Chinese money for Adani

6 December 2017 In a massive blow for both the Adani company and the Australian Government, the Chinese embassy has confirmed that no Chinese money will be invested in Adani’s Carmichael coal project. China’s rejection of Adani comes despite Deputy Primer Minister Barnaby Joyce and Trade Minister Steve Ciobo making … Read More

Chinese banks rule out Carmichael coal mine!

Most Australians won’t know about the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China or China Construction Bank. They are massive – among the biggest commercial banks in the world by assets.  All three banks are also current lenders to China Machinery Engineering Corporation, the company Adani has been … Read More

China Construction Bank rules out Adani coal!

Your email will also go to CMEC and its other bankers that getting involved in Adani’s coal mine would mean supporting one of the most environmentally damaging projects they could find, risking their own reputation.