NAB gets dangerously close to climate policy breach

NAB, which has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, today released its inaugural Climate Report and once again failed to commit to ruling out financing companies building new fossil fuel projects.  NAB said it will be “considering selectively reducing exposure to high emitting … Read More

Big four Australian banks face shareholder climate backlash at AGMs

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 11 October 2022: Shareholder resolutions have been lodged with ANZ, NAB and Westpac calling on the banks to stop financing coal, oil and gas expansion.  The resolutions, lodged by hundreds of shareholders and coordinated by environmental finance organisation Market Forces, follow one that will go to a … 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

NAB fails to defend funding for destructive fossil fuel companies

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17 December 2021 NAB has been lending heavily for projects and companies expanding the fossil fuel industry. As such, the bank today faced a formal proposal from shareholders telling it to stop funding new coal, oil and gas projects. NAB also faced a bombardment of questions from stakeholders concerned over … Read More

NAB arranging funds for Origin Energy despite new climate policy

15 November 2021 Just days after releasing a new “transition-focused” oil and gas policy, it has been revealed that NAB is co-arranging a A$2.4 billion loan for Origin Energy. Origin Energy is pursuing gas drilling in the Beetaloo Basin, which would emit up to 1.35 billion tonnes of CO2-e over … Read More