Info from Greenpeace about Banking

Mar 2, 2020 | Sustainable Tip of the Month

Here is an extract from a Greenpeace article I (Laura Perry) found on banking when considering which bank to currently use:

Behind every fossil fuel company is a big bank. We’re deep in a climate crisis, and yet banks continue to fund these companies as they explore for new fossil fuels that we simply can’t afford to burn. Barclays is one of the worst, shamefully funding more than $85 billion to fossil fuels since the Paris agreement. [1]
They back these damaging companies and deny that their actions have consequences – because for Barclays, shareholder value always comes first – even at the expense of the planet. They are cashing in on the climate crisis.
Banks have been getting away with funding the climate crisis for far too long. It’s time to let them know that we won’t accept them trashing the planet to make profit .