HSBC violates its coal mining policy to fund Adani Carmichael

Over fifty-five major corporations, from banking and insurance to engineering and construction have ruled out working on the disastrous Adani Carmichael coal project. One of these companies is HSBC. Back in 2016 HSBC announced that it would no longer finance new thermal coal mines. However, it was revealed in The … Read More

Media release: Chubb’s coal policy has an Australia-sized loophole

July 9, 2019 Chubb’s new restrictions on its underwriting and investments in thermal coal have come under attack from Australia, as groups there call upon the insurer to clarify its stance on the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project. Chubb’s policy rules out underwriting new risks from companies that receive more … Read More

Banks could accidentally fund Carmichael coal via Adani bond issue

8 July 2019 In early July 2019 Adani issued US$1billion in bonds for one part of its business (Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone), which nine major banks invested in. This company operates several ports in India. Unfortunately, the evidence shows that the Adani group of companies has regularly funded … Read More

Adani still vulnerable on insurance for its Carmichael mine and railway

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

28 June 2019 Like the stampede that saw almost 40 major banks turn their backs on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project (eventually forcing Adani to pledge it will “self-fund”), major insurance companies are now also refusing to insure this climate-wrecking project. All major projects require underwriting insurance, for … Read More

Non, merci! Rothschild & Co. walks away from Adani

16 May 2019 In May 2018 it was revealed that French investment bank Rothschild and Co was helping Adani to sell a minority stake in the Abbot Point coal terminal on the North Queensland coast. The terminal would act as the port through which coal from the proposed Carmichael coal … Read More

Aurecon attempts to spin its way off the Adani List

18 March 2019 Aurecon, a major consultancy working for Adani’s Abbot Point coal port, is taking Orwellian corporate spin to a new level by telling university students and its own staff it is not working on the disastrous Adani Carmichael project. It justifies this line by conveniently re-defining the project … Read More

Adani accused of not paying contractors

17 September 2018 The Australian Financial Review reports today that two companies, AECOM and Jangga Operations, are claiming they are owed money by Adani for work the companies did on the Carmichael coal project. Engineering and design group Aecom is trying to recover almost $17 million it alleges it is … Read More

Adani: No customers, no finance, but still a threat

In a television interview overnight, the son of Gautam Adani, Karan, claimed that financial close had been reached for the Carmichael coal mine. We need to treat this information carefully. On one hand, it was part of an interview containing several other inaccuracies about the status of the Carmichael mine’s … Read More

AECOM cancels grad outreach to avoid Adani questions

Wednesday 21 March, 2018 US-based engineering and design firm AECOM has cancelled most of their graduate outreach program to avoid facing questions and protests regarding their work on the Adani Carmichael coal project railway line. Of the 19 graduate career information or networking sessions scheduled for this month across Australia, … Read More