Media release: Singaporean banks blowing smoke on climate

A new analysis from environmental finance group Market Forces shines a light for the first time on Singaporean banks’ continued funding of the coal industry, despite public pronouncements on climate action. Market Forces analysed data relating to the lending activity of Singapore’s big three banks, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), DBS … Read More

ANZ doesn’t intend for coal exposure to increase

19 December 2017 Climate change was a popular topic at ANZ’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Sydney. Even before the meeting started, shareholders were greeted by Santa and some elves, who were handing out fliers highlighting ANZ’s fossil fuel lending. Inside the meeting Chairman David Gonski addressed the issue … 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

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

Beach Energy: leaking mercury

23 November 2017 In response to shareholder questioning at today’s Beach Energy AGM in Adelaide, the company’s board confirmed it would consider adopting the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations by the end of 2018, noting that much more work needed to be done. Shareholders also asked if … Read More