On the same day a new report showing that Canada's banks are among the 'Dirty Thirty' lenders to the global coal industry, RBC—Canada's largest bank—announced it's adding $500 billion to its sustainable financing funds while also committing to net-zero...
A few days ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, 18 NGOs released Five Years Lost - How Finance is Blowing the Carbon Budget. The report highlights 12 of the most devastating fossil fuel projects that are...
The world needs every weapon in its climate arsenal to tackle the unprecedented existential threat of climate change. Oil Change International (along with an impressive list of collaborators) has just released a report that shows how central banks are...
Did you know that there are roughly 7.5 million grandparents living in Canada? And many, like Lorraine Green (and myself), have become climate activists, deeply concerned about the legacy we will leave our grandchildren. We know that we're in...
On October 29th, 2021, Land defenders and grassroots activists took action at more than 30 RBC bank branches across Canada to stop RBC from financing the climate crisis and assaulting Indigenous rights. Globally, young people, land defenders, and allied...
"Between January 2015 and September 2019, banks provided loans and underwriting of more than USD 1.7 trillion to key actors in the global plastics supply chain," notes Portfolio Earth in its recent Bankrolling Plastics report. "Banks must no longer...
Over 260 organizations are calling on banks to not finance EACOP (East African Crude Oil Pipeline) with a $2.5 billion loan for a "manifestly irresponsible" project. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is one of the 25 banks nearing...
#RBCisKillingMe is a global day of action to shine the light on RBC, Canada's largest fossil bank and one of the world's largest funders of fossil fuels and abusers of Indigenous rights. (This post is sourced from the LeadNow Action...
"Polluting industries are overwhelmingly represented on the boards of the UK’s banks by directors with past and current connections to high-carbon and environmentally damaging companies," reports a new DeSmog analysis "prompting concerns that the boards’ personnel pose a systemic...