Yesterday, amid much fanfare, it was announced that Adani Group had given the Carmichael coal mine "the go-ahead.” Who gave the “green light” for the project you ask? The board of the company that has been trying to build the mine for the past seven years!
The fate of a company’s reputation can come down to one big decision made at a single board meeting.
Later this month, the directors of the Commonwealth Bank face just such a moment of truth when the bank’s board is expected to decide the business’ future policy on global warming.
“The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school… Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now… ” - Bunna Lawrie, Mirning Elder.
Heard about the Commonwealth Bank funding more fossil fuels in 2016 than any of Australia’s big banks? Feeling outraged that CommBank is propping up the dying coal industry that is polluting our planet and destroying irreplaceable wonders like the Great Barrier Reef?
“I’m here at the U.N. asking for an abolition of nuclear weapons,” said Toshiki Fujimori, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, to diplomats from more than 120 countries gathered at the UN general assembly on 27 March.
“Nobody in any country deserves seeing the same hell again.”
Early this morning an amazing group of volunteers installed a huge banner outside the Commonwealth Bank’s headquarters in Sydney with a message the bank can’t ignore: it’s time to break free from coal!