Major UK bank ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef
By Greenpeace | Aug 10, 2015 | London

A major UK bank has announced today it is pulling out of one of the world's most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace and others.
 
UK-based international bank Standard Chartered has become the second financial institutional in the space of just a few days to walk away from the proposed Carmichael mega… read more >> | share >>

No excuse: How Australia’s big four banks can better respond to land grabs
By Oxfam Australia | Aug 07, 2015 |

There's no excuse for a failure to act on land grabs.

Since Oxfam revealed the links between Australia's biggest banks and companies implicated in agriculture land grabbing in emerging markets, Westpac and National Australia Bank have both moved to improve their record, while ANZ and Commonwealth Bank have totally failed to clean up their act.

But, so… read more >> | share >>

Commonwealth pulls out of Carmichael mega-mine
By Market Forces | Aug 06, 2015 |

After months of sustained community pressure, Commonwealth Bank has ended its role as advisor to Adani's Carmichael coal project. Fairfax last night reported that the bank cited environmental factors and financial risks as the reasons for breaking ties with the project.

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Costly Coal - Standard Chartered's role in a coal project threatening the Great Barrier Reef
By Greenpeace UK | Aug 05, 2015 |

UK bank Standard Chartered is the lead advisor on the controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia. The project would be one of the biggest mines in the world and requires construction of one of the world's largest coal ports in the Great Barrier Reef. This briefing outlines the potential impact of the project on the Great Barrier Reef - a UNESCO World Heritage… read more >> | share >>

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