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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.

Giant strawberries give HSBC a grand slam at Wimbledon

Wimbledon may be over for another year, but championship sponsor HSBC continues to serve up financing for fossil fuel companies. Just as well there was plenty of activist action over the last couple of weeks to remind everyone of HSBC’s contribution to the climate crisis.

Investment giants tell banks: stop delaying climate action

The climate movement is not alone in pushing banks to quit their fossil fuel addiction. A group of investors, led by influential campaign group ShareAction, has written to major banks around the world, urging them to move much faster in ending their support of fossil fuel companies. With international climate and environment meetings on the horizon, this latest move puts banks under even more pressure to act quickly.
Projection at the G7 summit in Cornwall, UK

Hey G7 leaders, end fossil fuel financing

Leaders of the richest nations met in the UK last weekend, and high on the agenda was the climate crisis. So it was the perfect time to spotlight the role banks are playing in making our planet hotter.
A spoof HSBC advert on a bus shelter

HSBC: climate resolution passes, but executives dodge tough questions

HSBC’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday was a mixed bag, with one step towards effective climate policies offset by two steps back. On the one hand, the climate resolution was voted through. On the other, HSBC executives were evasive on climate questions from shareholders.