Win! Deutsche Bank abandons Whitehaven Coal’s bond issue

Win! Deutsche Bank abandons Whitehaven Coal's toxic bond issue

20 May 2022 A media report in Germany confirmed publicly this week that Deutsche Bank has withdrawn from its involvement in a bond issue for climate-wrecking Whitehaven Coal, following a concerted people-powered campaign coordinated by Market Forces.  Business media outlet Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday that:  “According to information from financial … Read More

14.5% of shareholders tell Woodside to start winding down production

19 May 2022 Responding to the shareholder vote on the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder resolution at Woodside’s AGM in Perth today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said: “Today 49% of Woodside’s shareholders rejected the company’s utterly inadequate approach to climate change, the largest vote against any Say … Read More

Corporate Japan faces record number of climate shareholder resolutions

TOKYO, Japan, 13 April 2022 Market Forces, Kiko Network, 350.org Japan, Friends of the Earth Japan, Rainforest Action Network Corporate Japan will this year face a record-high number of climate-focused shareholder resolutions.    Today, shareholders announced four climate resolutions targeting SMBC Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, and TEPCO and Chubu Electric, over their … Read More

Seems financial institutions can divest after all

1 April 2022 The flight of capital from the Russian economy since the invasion of Ukraine has torn many of the finance sector’s arguments against fossil fuel divestment to shreds. In this devastating case of the invasion of Ukraine, investor action has come far too late. For years, and especially … Read More

Deutsche Bank staff survey 2022

The monstrous Maules Creek coal mine, destroying swathes of the Leard State Forest, NSW. Image courtesy of the Lock the Gate Alliance

21 March 2022 Thank-you for taking the time to fill out this survey. Its purpose is to understand the views of Deutsche Bank employees regarding the bank’s reported decision to arrange finance for Whitehaven Coal, one of Australia’s most controversial coal mining companies. The survey is anonymous and takes about … Read More

Win! Credit Suisse rules out Whitehaven Coal

The monstrous Maules Creek coal mine, destroying swathes of the Leard State Forest, NSW. Image courtesy of the Lock the Gate Alliance

Climate-wrecking coal company Whitehaven Coal received a $1 billion loan in February 2020 from a group of major banks, including European investment bank Credit Suisse. Late last year, Credit Suisse updated its policy on thermal coal mining, clearly excluding Whitehaven from any further funding. This makes Credit Suisse the first … Read More