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

Woodside’s climate ‘plan’ full of hot air

Gas flaring at Woodside's Pluto LNG facility. Image credit CCWA

17 February 2022 Reacting to Woodside’s Climate Report released today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said, “Woodside’s three point ‘plan’ to address its gargantuan scope 3 emissions profile amounts to nothing more than more hot air.” “Investors must see through the greenwash and demand the company … Read More

Spread the word about NAB’s dirty fossil fuel funding

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17 December 2021 NAB 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 NAB’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More

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

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17 December 2021 NAB 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 NAB’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More