One hundred customers abandon Commonwealth Bank in fossil fuel protests

One hundred customers abandon Commonwealth Bank in fossil fuel protests 2 November 2013, Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane / Perth, 2nd November 2013 Over one hundred Commonwealth Bank customers have publicly closed their accounts in protest of the bank’s role as a major lender to the fossil fuel industry. Activities … Read More

Commonwealth Bank customers across Australia divest!

2 November 2013 One hundred Commonwealth Bank customers turned out at branches across Australia on the 1st and 2nd of November to close their accounts in protest at the bank’s investments in the fossil fuel industry. Divestment actions at Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth saw customers turn … Read More

ANZ customers divest in Melbourne!

On Saturday, 26 October 2013, a groundbreaking event happened for the fossil fuel divestment campaign in Australia. Nearly 30 ANZ customers collectively walked in to the Bourke Street Mall branch of the bank and closed their accounts in protest over ANZ’s financing of the coal and gas industries. Customers had … Read More

Stranded assets, anyone? Testing times for the fossil fuel market

ORIGINALLY POSTED IN RENEWECONOMY, 17 October 2013 The phrase “buyer beware” is a particularly pertinent one for fossil fuel investors in the current market. The combined effects of global climate action, renewables growth, economic decline and pollution reduction have worked to dampen growth and sap investor confidence, as well as … Read More

How to Switch Banks and Make it Count

This guide will take you through the main steps of moving your account to a bank that won’t use your money to fund the next big coal or gas project. More importantly, it shows you how your divestment from your old bank can leave a lasting impression on them and … Read More

Australian coal projects could be ineligible to receive Chinese finance

Australian coal projects could be ineligible to receive Chinese finance 24 July 2013 Chinese banks have been notified that several Australian-based coal export projects could be ineligible for credit under China’s Green Credit Directive. A letter from international banking sector watchdog BankTrack and Australian environment group Market Forces has been … Read More