Extinction Rebellion camp outside Barclays

The protestors claim the bank’s climate targets fall short of UN standards

Global green finance increased 100x in last decade

It jumped from $5.2bn in 2012 to $540.6bn in 2021

UK Government hits Russia with another 65 sanctions

These include railways and the country’s largest private bank

‘We can’t solve the climate crisis without the banks’ says Sir James Bevan

The Environment Agency Chief Executive looked forward following COP26 in his speech delivered to the banking sector – claiming they have “more power than most countries to create the change we need”

Danske banks ‘UK’s first’ carbon-neutral mortgage

It has committed to offset all emissions generated by its mortgages

Banks ‘are silently and indiscriminately financing a toxic tide of plastic pollution’

Portfolio Earth claims financiers are ‘co-responsible’ for propping up the plastic packaging industry, one of the main contributors to harmful plastic waste

Morgan Stanley to disclose carbon impacts of its loans

It has become the first US-based global bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials and its Steering Committee

Six global finance giants sign up to Powering Past Coal Alliance

Members of the group are committed to ending finance for coal-fired power, meeting the aims of the Paris Agreement and encouraging others in the financial and utilities sectors to decarbonise

Goldman Sachs pledges to step away from oil and gas drilling in the Arctic

The banking giant has also promised to avoid financing projects in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and said it will not invest in new thermal coal mines anywhere in the world

Global banking sector ‘is failing to respond to the climate emergency’

Boston Common Asset Management claims green banking initiatives have not changed lending and investment practices in reality