Posts Tagged with "Bank of America"

Ignoring Human Rights Abuses and Coal’s Uncertain Future, Big Banks Line Up for Piece of World’s Largest Coal Miner

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Ignoring Human Rights Abuses and Coal’s Uncertain Future, Big Banks Line Up for Piece of World’s Largest Coal Miner

This is a guest post by Ashish Fernandes, a climate campaigner with Greenpeace. Green is in on Wall Street. Or so you’d think, if you believe the sustainability policies of some of the United States’ biggest banks. Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley all have paid lip service to environmental [...]

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Coal India Threatens Communities and Forests

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Coal India Threatens Communities and Forests

This summer, the RAN energy team has been casting our eyes around the globe and researching the impact that coal mining is having on deforestation. One of the regions that we are most concerned about is in India, where more than 1.1million hectares of forest are threatened by the expansion of open-pit coal mining. Open-pit [...]

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Bank of America’s New Corporate Social Responsibility Report Defends Business-as-Usual on Coal

Monday, June 24, 2013

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This morning, Bank of America released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which falls well short of committing to the serious action we need from banks on climate change. Just ahead of the president’s climate speech tomorrow, which is anticipated to set reductions for emissions from existing power plants, it is disappointing to find [...]

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Reportback: Divestmentment Students Pay Brian Moynihan a Visit

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Reportback: Divestmentment Students Pay Brian Moynihan a Visit

This is a guest blog by students Camila Bustos (Brown University) and Alli Welton (Harvard University). Earlier this month, we traveled from our universities in New England down to Charlotte, NC to attend Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting with Rainforest Action Network. At the end of the school year, the trip meant skipping exams [...]

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Eye to Eye with Brian Moynihan

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Eye to Eye with Brian Moynihan

VIDEO: To watch more of what happened yesterday at the Bank of America shareholder meeting in Charlotte, watch the clip at the bottom of this blog post. As I stood eye-to-eye with Bank of America (BofA) CEO, Brian Moynihan, a large stop-watch projected onto the wall of the conference room started to count down. I [...]

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Charlotte Teach-In: “We can no longer afford to stand still like we’re not a part of this planet.”

Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities [...]

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It’s Bank of America’s Annual Shareholder Meeting: Time to Voice Discontent

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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It’s Bank of America’s Annual Shareholder Meeting: Time to Voice Discontent

I know you care—in the past couple months, you’ve already taken multiple online actions to urge Bank of America to stop funding the coal industry. And as you are reading this, I am outside the Bank of America shareholder meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a group of 30 people who have been negatively impacted by [...]

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Gearing Up for Bank of America’s Shareholder Meeting

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Gearing Up for Bank of America’s Shareholder Meeting

I’m in Charlotte this week to talk to Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting. For the past two years, RAN has been calling on the bank to get serious about addressing climate change.This is a bank that declares a “commitment to positive environmental change” proudly on its website and a bank that has fanfared multi-billion [...]

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The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

A guest blog post by Reverend Billy, leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, an activist performance group based in New York City The Church of Stop Shopping returns to New York now, after a week in the Bay Area.  A highlight:  we launched the “Extinction Resurrection” campaign at the front doors and inside the big banks that finance climate disruption. [...]

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Need Not Twist Boston Arms to Pressure Bank of America

Friday, March 29, 2013

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Need Not Twist Boston Arms to Pressure Bank of America

Perhaps it’s the weather or our coastal position, the intellectual attitudes or revolutionary roots–this much is clear: there is no shortage of enthusiasm in Boston to expose Bank of America (BofA) as the #1 financier of U.S. coal and climate change. We are responding to the climate emergency and we are illuminating its economic, social [...]

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