NAB confirms thermal coal ban at AGM

The Chairman of NAB, Dr Ken Henry, confirmed that the bank would no longer lend to new thermal coal projects at today’s annual general meeting.  Take action: acknowledge NAB’s step forward and tell the other banks to follow suit! Spread the word! Share NAB’s thermal coal mining bank on social … 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!

UPDATE: 13 December 2017China Merchants Bank has become the fourth major Chinese bank to categorically rule out lending to the Adani Carmichael project.In a statement issued directly to Market Forces, China Merchants Bank stated: “China Merchants Bank is not, and does not intend to be involved in the Adani Carmichael Mine … 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

NAB boosts renewables, but fails to limit fossil fuel funding

The release of NAB’s 2017 Sustainability Report has rung alarm bells over whether the bank is serious about matching their positive rhetoric on climate change with action, failing to deliver any policy, plan or commitment to curb its escalating fossil fuel exposure. In 2016, NAB’s sustainability report said that addressing … Read More

Cooper Energy: receiving funding from ANZ

At the Cooper Energy annual general meeting board members asserted they were conscious of environmental impacts, however they were unable to give specific details about their plans as they weren’t yet formulated. Managing Director, David Maxwell, also announced a drastic change in the company’s asset portfolio from 100% crude oil reserves … Read More

Adani List Tour

1 November 2017 Today we marched down Collins Street to confront the companies that are doing business with Adani, ending up at the International Mining Conference where the CEO of Adani Australia was set to deliver an address to a crowd of Australia’s mining elite. The day began with the … Read More

#StopAdani Corporate Villains tour of Melbourne, 1 Nov

We are at an important stage of the #StopAdani Campaign. A crucial period where Adani is racing against the clock to reach financial close and convince the Australian Government to fund its climate destruction. We are learning more and more about Adani’s shady business dealings, and it’s time to shed … Read More