Deutsche Bank’s involvement with Whitehaven Coal exposed in German media

23 October 2021 On Friday morning, executives at Deutsche Bank awoke to a half-page advertisement on page 7 of Handelsblatt, a major newspaper popular in Germany’s financial world. The ad, coordinated by Market Forces, exposes Deutsche Bank for reportedly preparing to arrange finance for climate-wrecking coal company Whitehaven Coal. To … Read More

Narrabri gas plans undermine APA’s net zero claims

Narrabri residents say no to coal seam gas. Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance / Joseph McGrath

21 October 2021 Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company, APA, has recently adopted an ambition to reach net zero operational emissions by 2050. It also regularly refers to driving the energy transition to support the Paris climate goals, and a net zero by 2050 outcome. However, at its annual general meeting … Read More

Tell GIP: don’t enable Woodside’s climate-wrecking Scarborough gas project

18 October 2021 After thousands of community members took action, infrastructure investor Brookfield has reportedly decided not to partner with Woodside on its climate-wrecking Scarborough-Pluto gas project. This is great news, and a reward for the efforts of community members who have made a stand against this project. But Brookfield’s … Read More

Commonwealth Bank rebuked over fossil fuel funding at AGM

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13 October 2021 As the International Energy Agency (IEA) prepares to publish the most detailed account of its Net Zero Emissions by 2050 scenario—in which there’s no room for expansion of the fossil fuel industry—Commonwealth Bank’s annual shareholder meeting saw its investors push for the bank to limit fossil fuel … Read More

Tell Commbank: net-zero by 2050 = no new fossil fuels

Commonwealth Bank logo

13 October 2021 Commonwealth Bank shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is Commbank’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a … Read More

Hamilton Insurance Group sets new low with meaningless ESG principles

5 October 2021 Hamilton’s 116-word statement should be an example to all other insurers of what an ESG (environment, social, governance) policy should NOT look like. Since mid 2020, 28 Lloyd’s of London insurers have answered the call of the #StopAdani campaign and ruled out insuring the disastrous Adani Carmichael thermal … Read More

Deutsche Bank prepares to raise funds for Whitehaven

1 October 2021 Financial news source Debtwire reported last week that Deutsche Bank is preparing to raise funds for Whitehaven Coal’s climate-wrecking coal business.  Specifically, Debtwire reports that Deutsche Bank organised a “non-deal roadshow” event this week, and intends to act as a bookrunner for any bond issue that emerges … Read More