Posts Tagged with "Brian Moynihan"

Banking on Coal: New BankTrack Report Highlights Bank Complicity in Global Coal Mining Boom

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Banking on Coal: New BankTrack Report Highlights Bank Complicity in Global Coal Mining Boom

“Most innovative investment bank for climate change.” – Citigroup “Mak(ing) your life greener and help(ing) tackle climate change.” – Morgan Stanley “Financing a low carbon economy.” – Bank of America When banks tout slogans such as these, you might expect them to mean that they plan to phase out financing for coal, the single largest [...]

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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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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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LIVE STREAM: Watch the Bank of America Shareholder Meeting Protest

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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LIVE STREAM: Watch the Bank of America Shareholder Meeting Protest

If you can’t be in Charlotte tomorrow to join the protest at Bank of America’s shareholder meeting, that doesn’t mean you have to miss all of the action. There will be multiple live streams of the day’s events, which will include three marches, a boxing match between Brian “Big Banks” Moynihan and the 99% that [...]

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Boston Activists Make Bank of America ATMs More Truthful

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Boston Activists Make Bank of America ATMs More Truthful

What’s that old saying? “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” People are waking up to the fact that there’s a big difference between what banks like Bank of America are telling us and the truth. In another action targeting Bank of America for its financing of the coal industry, [...]

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Wanted: Brian Moynihan

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Wanted: Brian Moynihan

When we got word that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan was visiting our fine city of San Francisco this week, we knew that we needed to track him down and have a frank conversation about his bank quitting coal. RAN is calling on the biggest U.S. banks to stop financing the polluting coal industry [...]

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Santa Delivers Coal to CEO at Bank of America Headquarters

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Santa Delivers Coal to CEO at Bank of America Headquarters

On Monday, Bank of America CEO Bryan Moynihan and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers were both delivered much-deserved lumps of coal by North Carolina activists with Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace during the 2011 Economic Outlook Conference, presented by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. While one-percenters gathered for their $175-per-plate luncheon, more than 30 festively [...]

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More Evidence That Wall Street Banks Are Feeling The Pressure

Friday, November 11, 2011

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More Evidence That Wall Street Banks Are Feeling The Pressure

They may be trying to play it cool, but more and more evidence keeps pouring in that the big Wall Street banks are feeling the pressure. They’ve tried to downplay the enormous transfer of funds that happened around Nov. 5, a.k.a. Bank Transfer Day. In the five weeks leading up to that day, more than [...]

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UPDATED Bank Of America CEO To Activists: The Pressure Is Working

Monday, October 31, 2011

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UPDATED Bank Of America CEO To Activists: The Pressure Is Working

Update: More signs that the pressure is working: Bank of America has dropped its plan to charge a $60 annual fee for its customers to access their own money! We’ve got to keep the pressure on. If you haven’t already, sign the pledge to stop doing business with Bank of America until it stops wrecking [...]

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Last week, Rainforest Action Network’s guerrilla projections team rolled around Seattle raising the profile of coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. Coal companies like Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are lobbying hard to build coal export terminals in Bellingham, WA and Longview, WA. And there are rumors that more such proposals will be popping up [...]

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