WIN! Standard Chartered rules out new coal…. everywhere!

25 September 2018 Standard Chartered bank today updated its policy on lending to power generation, ruling out new coal power plants anywhere in the world. It confirmed the bank would no longer directly finance “any new coal-fired power plant projects, including expansions, in any location”. This marks a massive shift … Read More

Market Forces files complaint over Japanese banks’ coal lending breach of OECD guidelines

18 September 2018 Market Forces has made complaints against Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Mizuho Financial Group (Mizuho) and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) to the  Japanese National Contact Point (NCP) today.  The complaint alleges that the three banks have breached the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) through their conduct … Read More

Sydney Airport – “still above water so we’re in good shape”

25 May 2018 “According to Coastal Risk Australia, sea level rise is expected to flood parts of the Sydney Airport runway. This flooding occurs even in the low scenario, where the expectation is that there would be a worldwide reduction in global emissions. What current modelling is our company using … Read More

Australian bank policies still lag international peers

This content was published in March 2018. For the most recent version, click the button below to see our Funding climate failure report. Funding climate failure report The fossil fuel lending policies of Australia’s big four banks have once again been found to fall short of international expectations. In the … Read More

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

Adani unravels and major institutions dump coal. This was 2017.

In the nearly five years since Market Forces began, there has not been a more successful and fast-changing year as 2017. Let’s take a look at the year that is rapidly coming to an end. A big thank you to all our supporters who took part in our campaigns and … 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