Citi AGM: Hot in the Citi

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Communities affected by polluting projects that Citi funds descended to the New York headquarters on Monday ahead of the annual shareholders’ meeting, protesting and holding an overnight sit-in demanding an end to Citi’s fossil fuel funding: 

Barclays holds on to its title. Again.

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What does the research show?

RBC is #1 funder of fossil fuel funder in the world

— Right now, RBC staff are speaking out confidentially on RBC’s fossil fuel funding. Find out more and add your voice here: https://bankonourfuture.org/confidential-rbc 

What does the research show?

Citi is still #2 funder of fossil fuel funder in the world

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What does the research show?

The Swiss banks had an AGM season they won’t forget

Credit Suisse and UBS have had decades of AGMs in their long histories. But this year, their AGMs were far from normal. Credit Suisse’s collapse has meant that UBS are taking on large parts of their business.

RBC’s AGM didn’t go to plan

— RBC staff are sharing their thoughts on the AGM, Coastal Gas Link, and RBC’s fossil fuel funding. Share your thoughts in this confidential survey

Here’s a run down of what happened at RBC’s eventful 2023 AGM in Saskatoon:

Indigenous voices:

Why am I being put in a seperate room?

Breathtaking. Not least for RBC

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Wow.

RBC are causing devastation, and it’s about to bite them

Whilst other Canadian banks are thinking about scaling back their funding of fossil fuel expansion, RBC’s increased by a breathtaking 45% in 2022 (compared to 2021). That’s an insane amount for a bank pretending to understand the climate emergency.

New research: RBC aren’t as green as they say

Why does this research show up RBC?

New research by Bloomberg is showing that RBC is spending more than double on fossil fuels, than it is on clean energy, this is the joint worst ratio of any bank in the world.

Barclays are having a valentines to forget

Barclays staff are confidentially speaking about their frustration at the billions Barclays is continuing to lend to the world’s worst fossil fuel companies. To speak out confidentially, email confidential@bankonourfuture.org

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Barclays just released their new energy policy.

Letter to Barclays: it’s time to drop Adani

As this story is evolving, Barclays staff are confidentially sharing their opinions on Barclay’s continued support of Adani. Just email confidential@bankonourfuture.org or send a signal message to +447818822876 to speak directly to the team.

Barclays are hiding from a giant global story

This is one of the biggest meltdowns of a fossil fuel giant you’re likely to see, and it’s making headlines faster than papers can print it.

Adani is a gigantic Indian fossil fuel company.

Stephen Fry is coming for the big banks’ fossil fuel addiction

Rule number one of banking school, don’t upset Stephen Fry.

Why is Stephen angry?!

A tonne of celebrities (including Stephen 🍳) and thousands of people across the country are sending a powerful message to the UK’s big 5 banks.

Banks are green right?…RIGHT?!

Right now, staff at Citi and Barclays are confidentially speaking out about the bank’s on-going funding of fossil fuel companies, and the banks’ tiny funding of renewables. To join your colleagues and speak out, email confidential@bankonourfuture.org or send a secure signal message to +447818822876 now.

US Banks are refusing free, green money

The big four US banks have reported fourth quarter results that reveal  just how difficult the economic environment is with hyperinflation, high interest rates and dire energy security. But they also show a failure by the banks to take advantage of a grinning gift horse.

image of the garzweiler mine by RWE

Sneaky HSBC tries to hide loan to German coal miner

An explosive investigation, led by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, on the front page of the Times Business section revealed last week that HSBC lent a huge amount of money to a German utility company that is currently *expanding* one of its coal mines, shortly after HSBC pledged not to fund coal expansion.

BIG WIN: HSBC will stop bankrolling new oil & gas fields 🙌🏾

This is massive. Thanks to pressure from thousands of people, HSBC is going to stop lending money to new fossil fuel fields, anywhere in the world. That means that any fossil fuel company that wants to drill for new oil, or dig for new gas, will not get a loan for it from HSBC.

Citi talks green, but it’s a major coal backer

Coal is the most damaging fossil fuel. So a sustainable bank would want to make sure it’s not funding coal extraction right? Well, US bank Citi is a massive funder of coal companies.

Barclays is being exposed as a fossil fuel funder

Across the country, hundreds of people are doing actions outside Barclays branches. Why Barclays? Well, it’s because Barclays is lending billions of pounds to fossil fuel companies. Those are the same fossil fuel companies making huge profits by drilling for oil and increasing emissions.

Citi: #1 fossil fuel banker in Africa

Citi is 2nd biggest funder of fossil fuels of any bank in the world. And now, a new report is exposing Citi as taking the #1 spot for fossil fuel expansion in Africa.

Land defenders came to meet banks face to face

Activists from the anti-fracking fight came to the UK to meet major banks face to face. You might be wondering why they travelled thousands of miles to meet major banks.

A month to forget for Royal Bank of Canada

Note: RBC staff are speaking out about the billions of dollars RBC is continuing to lending to fossil fuel companies. If you want to speak out too, take this short survey, or email confidential@bankonourfuture.org.

COP27 – It’s time to pay for the damage you cause

It’s that time again for governments and big finance to discuss their way out of the climate crisis. It’s COP27 time. COP is traditionally littered with empty promises, backroom wrangling, and an ocean load of greenwashing.

Three big banks take climate steps

The pressure is working. Three amazing announcements have come out in the last week that are direct results of years of pressure from amazing work done across the climate movement.