Reclaim Finance calls on Natwest for specifics on coal phase out

Natwest's coal policies are improving, but still lack crucial detail for how it gets done

HUGE WIN! BNY Mellon is cutting ties with the Adani coal mine 🎉

Indigenous groups fighting for years take on the giant bank - and win

HSBC is lobbying to weaken climate targets behind closed doors

The Bureau of Investigative Journalists are exposing the truth - HSBC are watering down climate commitments in secret talks.

Standard Chartered’s net zero strategy falls way short

The much awaited announcement from the bank doesn't get near the action required to limit the climate crisis

Mark Carney’s policies are a mile wide and an inch deep

Mark Carney is in charge of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). It's a collection of over 450 financial institutions around the world, working to "accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy".

Rishi’s new climate policy is all bark, no bite

It might sound good, but a quick scratch below the surface reveals issues

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Santander: Working to fry the planet

Brandalism is calling out Santander

We’re winning: Bank of England U-turn

This simple policy could make investing in dirty fossil fuels much harder for banks

Huge win 🎉🌳 – giant pension fund divesting billions by 2023!

This means billions being pulled out of fossil fuels. It's a huge move.

Brandalism hitting big banks where it hurts

They're at it again. Brandalism are putting up more powerful guerrilla art ahead of COP26, targeting one of COP's major sponsors, NatWest:

La Banque Postale to stop oil and gas by 2030! 🎉

This is a huge win! French bank Banque Postale is stopping all financing to the oil and gas sectors by 2030. And they’re immediately stopping all current finances going to potential oil and gas development. 

The world’s biggest fossil bank JPMorgan Chase weak net zero pledge

From 2016 to 2020, JPMorgan Chase has been the world’s largest banker of fossil fuels - pouring more than $316 billion into businesses destroying our environment. 

Shareholders are taking on Standard Chartered

It’s incredible. Shareholders at international bank Standard Chartered are publicly calling out their company’s climate investments - for the first time ever! And they’re doing it while Standard Chartered’s CEO is chairing an international meeting of businesses, to talk about sustainability 😳.

Mythbusting fossil finance

We’ve heard every sorry excuse in the book from the big banks as to why they’re still financing coal, oil and gas. But here at Bank On Our Future we love nothing more than proving it’s just a load of hot air.

Joint letter to Standard Chartered

I am writing to you from a coalition of environmental advocacy groups focused on shifting finance and investment away from fossil fuels.

A summer of heat

Banks continue to fan the flames of the climate emergency - movements are mobilising to stop them.

It’s a warning to all board members of banks

Back in April of this year, a huge and impressive coalition of hundreds of Indigenous, youth, grandmothers, and other climate activists held a huge rally outside Wells Fargo HQ.

Fridays for Future protest in Frankfurt

The streets of Frankfurt have not seen anything like it for a long time. The conservative financial centre of Germany, saw an estimated 15,000 people take to the streets demanding action on climate. 

Extinction Rebellion are returning to the streets

The last month was confirmed as the hottest ever recorded, with scientists warning of increased extreme weather events.

Taking down Swiss finance: Rise Up for Change

The Swiss financial sector is responsible for catastrophic climate impacts and human rights violations, but Swiss activists are rising up for change and putting a stop to that.

No medals for Japanese banks funding fossil fuels

The Olympics are currently in full swing in Tokyo, so Japan is in the media spotlight. But there are no gold medals for Japanese banks when it comes to fossil fuel financing.

Italian banks failing to defund fossil fuels

Like banks in other countries, Italy’s biggest banks are dragging their feet on bringing fossil fuel financing to an end. One bank, Unicredit, has made progress but recently breached its own coal policies. Another, Intesa Sanpaolo, hasn’t even tried.

Finance guy leaves Kerry’s climate team after huge outcry

This is what campaign pressure can achieve. A private equity mogul has left the Biden administration’s climate team after an outcry from campaigners.