Adani Ports attempts to save brand by dumping Bowen Rail Company

2 July 2021 Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (Adani Ports) has announced in its latest Annual Report (page 131) that after setting up the haulage operation for the controversial Carmichael coal project under the Bowen Rail Company (BRC), it is transferring the ownership of BRC to another Adani subsidiary, … Read More

Adani gets a lump of coal, loses three investors

25 June 2021 Adani Group celebrates its undermining of the Paris Agreement on climate change, while three more investors reject its destructive activities. The hypocrisy of the Adani Group was on full display this week, and nowhere was it more stark than big boss Gautam Adani’s Twitter feed. Directly above … Read More

Adani Ports removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Index

13 April 2021 S&P Dow Jones has announced that it will remove Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (Adani Ports) from its Sustainability Index in response to evidence presented to it by human rights and environmental groups in March. Market Forces, Australian Centre for International Justice and Justice for Myanmar … Read More

Deutsche Bank refuses Adani Ports financing

29 January 2021 Media reports indicate that the world’s 7th largest (in 2020) bookrunner for bonds, Deutsche Bank, has been blocked by its Sustainability Committee from participating in Adani Ports’ latest bond issue. “Port-related environmental concerns which are in conflict with sustainability goals of the bank” was reported (paywalled) as … Read More

Barclays and Standard Chartered support Adani coal

28 January 2021 Adani Ports, the company developing essential coal haulage infrastructure for Adani’s Carmichael coal project, this week issued US$500 million in bonds to find more investors like Allianz/PIMCO and HSBC, which are already heavily invested in the company. Barclays and Standard Chartered are in the list of bankers … Read More

Adani forced to haul its own coal, driving up the cost of Carmichael

10 September 2020 Under the veil of the newly created Bowen Rail Company, Adani will be self-transporting Carmichael coal from pit to port. It appears that Adani tried to hide this development, with the new company’s website and media communications not mentioning “Adani” or “Carmichael”. The news highlights two major … Read More