Adani planning to self-fund coal port debt refinancing

22 March 2022 According to a note published on 14 March, Adani has indicated to the Moody’s ratings agency that it is failing to find an external source to refinance the US$500m of bonds maturing in December of this year, issued by its coal port North Queensland Export Terminal (or … 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

Send some Christmas cheer to Deutsche Bank’s CEO!

Example DB Christmas Card

7 December 2021 ‘Tis the season to be jolly… unless, like Deutsche Bank, you’re arranging funds for climate-wrecking coal companies. That’s why this Christmas we’re going to flood Deutsche Bank’s CEO with Christmas cards, to remind him that working with Whitehaven Coal will put Deutsche Bank on Santa’s naughty list. So … Read More

Adani Ports kicked off MSCI indices due to Carmichael coal link

26 November 2021 Finance research and ratings company MSCI wrote to its clients on Tuesday informing them that Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (Adani Ports, also referred to as APSEZ) is about to be kicked off four MSCI climate indices, after its links to the Carmichael thermal coal project … Read More

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

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

Case for cutting financial ties with Adani Group presented at webinar

21 September 2021 Last week Responsible Investor, in partnership with Market Forces, hosted a webinar entitled Adani Group’s new coal projects: why and how investors need to act. Hundreds of employees of financial institutions, based mainly in Europe and the US east coast were in attendance. Combined, the presentations from … Read More

Adani is doubling down on coal, investors and bond arrangers must act

30 July 2021 In mid-July Adani Electricity Mumbai issued US$300m worth of “sustainability-linked” bonds – a form of general corporate finance which carry no obligation to be directed towards sustainable projects and can be issued by any company willing to report on certain “sustainable” key performance indicators (KPIs). These KPIs … Read More