In less than two months, the biggest banks and insurance companies in the world will have their annual shareholder meetings, where they’ll vote on resolutions that could help align their financing with what’s needed to keep global warming below 1.5°C…or they’ll decide to continue with business as usual. It’s up to us to show up and show down for climate justice.
In the coming months, we’ll be taking all sorts of action to push investors to hold banks and insurance companies accountable for their human rights abuses and climate destruction.
Here are just some of the other ways we’ll be showing down this shareholder season:
On March 21, we have an opportunity to launch shareholder season with a bang – Third Act is organizing a National Day of Action to stop dirty banks! There are already over 75 actions in 24 states calling on banks to stop the flow of money to fossil fuels. We need this day to be as big and bold as possible: Join or organize an action near you!
We’re standing in solidarity with frontline communities in the Gulf South.Fossil fuel expansion is not abstract – it means putting toxic, polluting infrastructure right into people’s communities. To learn more about what’s going on with toxic fossil fuel buildout in the Gulf, and hear directly from frontline leaders, join the Defunding Environmental Racism in the Gulf Webinar on Wednesday, March 15!
On Earth Day, we’re using art to call out dirty banks across the country.Sign up here to be mailed art that you can use in taking action: with a pop-up art show, pasting art up around your community (especially near bank targets!), or for signs at a protest. All you have to do to receive art is commit to using it – and send us a picture!
Shareholder season is one of our most important times of the year. Banks and insurance companies are talking to their investors and deciding policy for the next twelve months and beyond. All eyes are on Wall Street to see if they’ll change their dirty, oily ways – or if they’ll keep polluting people and the planet.
It’s our opportunity to make them change course, and stop with business as usual. It’s a shareholder showdown, and we’re ready to fight. Join us.