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

Bank of New York Mellon involved in potential Adani coal deal

North Queensland export terminal/Adani Abbot Point coal terminal

21 October 2021 It has been revealed that an Australian subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) could be playing a role in a new funding deal linked to Adani’s Carmichael coal project. Market Forces has reached out privately to BNYM to clarify the position. Yesterday we received an … 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

Adani must not be allowed to greenwash itself at UK climate summits

An Adani power plant as seen from the Tragadi fishing community settlement in India. Credit: Stop Adani

12 October 2021 Coal billionaire Gautam Adani cannot be allowed to greenwash his company’s reputation in front of world leaders and investors at the Global Investment Summit in London and the United Nations COP26 in Glasgow. Hosted by the UK Government on 19 October, the Global Investment Summit is meant … 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

Australian record: 55% of AGL shareholders demand emission reductions

22 September 2021 55% of shareholders in Australia’s biggest climate polluter, AGL, today demanded the company set targets to reduce its gargantuan emissions in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. This is the highest ever vote in favour of a climate-related shareholder resolution, against the board’s recommendation, … Read More

China coal shift a body blow to Australian coal

22 September 2021 Overnight, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to the United Nations General Assembly that China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”. The statement follows similar announcements made earlier this year by Japan and South Korea.  Since 2013, 65% of global public finance for coal power stations … Read More