Deutsche Bank’s involvement with Whitehaven Coal exposed in German media

23 October 2021 On Friday morning, executives at Deutsche Bank awoke to a half-page advertisement on page 7 of Handelsblatt, a major newspaper read by over 500,000 people in Germany’s financial world. The ad, coordinated by Market Forces, exposes Deutsche Bank for reportedly preparing to arrange finance for climate-wrecking coal … Read More

Suncorp and IAG not closing fossil fuel policy gaps

22 October 2021 Amidst ever-worsening extreme weather and the hits to their bottom lines it is causing, two of Australia’s three big insurers faced shareholders at their annual general meetings (AGM) recently (IAG was today, Suncorp on September 23rd). Over the last two years both have taken significant steps away … Read More

Narrabri gas plans undermine APA’s net zero claims

Narrabri residents say no to coal seam gas. Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance / Joseph McGrath

21 October 2021 Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company, APA, has recently adopted an ambition to reach net zero operational emissions by 2050. It also regularly refers to driving the energy transition to support the Paris climate goals, and a net zero by 2050 outcome. However, at its annual general meeting … Read More

Bank of New York Mellon involved in potential Adani coal deal

North Queensland export terminal/Adani Abbot Point coal terminal

21 October 2021 It has been revealed that an Australian subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) could be playing a role in a new funding deal linked to Adani’s Carmichael coal project. Market Forces has reached out privately to BNYM to clarify the position. Yesterday we received an … Read More

Tell GIP: don’t enable Woodside’s climate-wrecking Scarborough gas project

18 October 2021 After thousands of community members took action, infrastructure investor Brookfield has reportedly decided not to partner with Woodside on its climate-wrecking Scarborough-Pluto gas project. This is great news, and a reward for the efforts of community members who have made a stand against this project. But Brookfield’s … Read More

Commonwealth Bank rebuked over fossil fuel funding at AGM

Commonwealth Bank logo

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