Corporate Japan faces record number of climate shareholder resolutions

TOKYO, Japan, 13 April 2022 Market Forces, Kiko Network, 350.org Japan, Friends of the Earth Japan, Rainforest Action Network Corporate Japan will this year face a record-high number of climate-focused shareholder resolutions.    Today, shareholders announced four climate resolutions targeting SMBC Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, and TEPCO and Chubu Electric, over their … Read More

Seems financial institutions can divest after all

1 April 2022 The flight of capital from the Russian economy since the invasion of Ukraine has torn many of the finance sector’s arguments against fossil fuel divestment to shreds. In this devastating case of the invasion of Ukraine, investor action has come far too late. For years, and especially … Read More

Adani planning to self-fund coal port debt refinancing

22 March 2022 According to a note published on 14 March, Adani has indicated to the Moody’s ratings agency that it is failing to find an external source to refinance the US$500m of bonds maturing in December of this year, issued by its coal port North Queensland Export Terminal (or … Read More

Deutsche Bank staff survey 2022

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

21 March 2022 Thank-you for taking the time to fill out this survey. Its purpose is to understand the views of Deutsche Bank employees regarding the bank’s reported decision to arrange finance for Whitehaven Coal, one of Australia’s most controversial coal mining companies. The survey is anonymous and takes about … Read More

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