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1.  Texas bans 10 banks, 348 investment funds over fossil fuel policies  

2022-08-31


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The Texas blacklist follows a similar move by West Virginia in July and came the day after Florida barred its pension fund from considering environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions.

2.  American banks pouring billions into Russian 'carbon bomb' projects  

2022-08-24


Alternet.org
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New research released Wednesday by a Ukraine-based climate action group reveals that while the U.S. is sending another $3 billion in aid to the country amid Russia's invasion, American banks are among the biggest investors in high-emissions projects which are helping to fund the war as well as pushin...

3.  US Banks Pouring $23 Billion Into Russian 'Carbon Bomb' Projects  

2022-08-24


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“When you don't care who you're doing business with,” said one climate campaigner, “it does translate into human suffering and lives lost.“

4.  Report sheds light on Fidelity’s little-known fossil fuel ties  

2022-06-01


Grist
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Climate is not a priority for the asset manager. Could its owners’ oil and gas company have something to do with it?

5.  Campaign Targets 'Toxic' Bond Market for Bankrolling Fossil Fuel Expansion  

2022-05-10


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Dirty energy companies are using the corporate bond market as the back door to secure large amounts of cash for expansion projects,” said one climate activist. “This has so far received too little scrutiny.“

6.  Big Banks Are Failing Their Investors on Climate Change  

2022-04-26


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The biggest financiers of fossil fuels face some tough questions this shareholder season.

7.  Debt Justice For Climate Reparations  

2022-04-20


Popular Resistance
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The world faces twin debt crises. On the one hand, a well-publicized financial debt crisis looms for countries across the Global South, limiting governments’ ability to take public health action, alleviate poverty, adapt to a warming world, or pursue ambitious low-carbon development. Policy makers i...

8.  Online bank funds climate solutions, not fossil fuels  

2022-04-08


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Greenpenny invests in a range of renewable energy and home efficiency projects. The post Online bank funds climate solutions, not fossil fuels appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

9.  States Are Considering Laws That Penalize Banks for Fossil Fuel Divestment  

2022-02-12


Truth Out
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The American Legislative Exchange Council is driving a surge in state laws modeled on anti-BDS legislation.

10.  Here’s how to repay developing nations for colonialism – and fight the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò  

2022-01-14


The Guardian
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The IMF allots voting rights and emergency funds according to an outdated and unfair quota system established in 1944, before most colonies were free. Let’s change itActivists pushing for global reparations for colonialism and slavery are often accused of asking for the politically impossible. At th...

11.  Public Pension Funds Are Massive Investors in Fossil Fuels  

2022-01-11


Jacobin Magazine
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California’s two biggest pension funds have invested a staggering $43 billion in fossil fuel companies, and their opposition to divesting from the industry — including fighting legislation that would have stopped them investing in firms involved with the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) ...

12.  We Need the Fossil Free Finance Act Now to Combat Wall Street’s Greenwashing  

2022-01-10


Truth Out
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Major U.S. banks committed to net zero emissions by 2050, but they continue to support the fossil fuel industry.

13.  Climate justice through divestment  

2022-01-06


NationofChange
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n recent years, a growing movement to achieve climate justice has connected the root cause of climate change not just with greenhouse gases but also with a more entrenched, insidious foe: capitalism. The United States supports a system that allows a few corporations and people to earn money off climat...

14.  Big numbers – dollars and institutions – behind divestments from fossil fuels  

2022-01-04


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Experts voice pro and con attitudes about fossil fuel divestments. But what they don’t debate are the big numbers of dollars and investors in the mix. The post Big numbers – dollars and institutions – behind divestments from fossil fuels appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

15.  Insuring — And Ensuring — The Apocalypse  

2021-12-16


The Daily Poster
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Regulators are taking aim at how insurance companies are helping to fuel the climate crisis.

16.  Top US Banks and Investors Responsible for Nearly as Much Emissions as Russia, Report Finds  

2021-12-14


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Wall Street's toxic fossil fuel investments threaten the future of our planet and the stability of our financial system and put all of us, especially our most vulnerable communities, at risk.”

17.  Greenpeace Activists to Canadian Banks: 'Stop Funding Climate Chaos and Injustice'  

2021-12-07


Common Dreams
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“We are not going to let bank CEOs ignore the deadly consequences of their actions.”