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

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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

CommBank fails to gaslight shareholders over its gas lending at 2020 AGM

13 October 2020 Today’s annual general meeting (AGM) heard from Commonwealth Bank shareholders who clearly feel the bank isn’t living up to its climate claims and commitments, especially considering its funding for expansion of the gas industry. Gas lending incompatible with the Paris Agreement In August 2019, CommBank committed to … Read More

Media release: Fossil fuel lending by Australian banks tops AU$35bn

New Market Forces analysis – Funding Climate Failure Wednesday 8 July, 2020: Despite repeated pledges and policies to the contrary, Australia’s big four banks have once again increased funding to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry over the past year. The figures mean fossil fuel lending has topped $35.5 … Read More

Bushfire survivors call on banks to stop funding climate crisis

20 March 2020 Today, anyone leafing through the pages of the Australian Financial Review can’t have missed this powerful ad on page 15: The Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action group has sent an open letter to the major Australian banks calling on them to stop funding new fossil fuel projects … Read More

Australia’s major banks keep on fueling the climate crisis

Big banks fueling the climate crisis

7 March 2020 The latest data on bank lending to fossil fuels over the last four years shows that Australia’s major banks continue to undermine the Paris Agreement and global action on the climate crisis by lending to dirty fossil fuels. Westpac, Commbank, ANZ and NAB collectively poured a massive … Read More