‘Remember this name: Jamie Dimon,’ says the campaigning group Avaaz.
Avaaz says: ‘He’s the King of Carbon — CEO of the world’s biggest banker of climate change, pumping $196 BILLION into planet-cooking fossil fuels since 2016.
‘We have to stop him.’
What is Avaaz?
Avaaz—meaning ‘voice’ in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages — launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people want.
Avaaz points out that, after relentless public pressure, one of Dimon’s biggest competitors just promised a major shift away from coal — and Dimon’s feeling the heat.
It says: ‘If he changes course, it could choke the fossil fuels industry and kickstart an energy revolution!’
‘Public pressure worked before — now we could do it again!
‘Let’s turn up the heat, flood him with millions of our voices, and push him to green his bank’s trillions — add your voice now! ‘
‘Climate change isn’t in the future anymore — it’s here, now. We’re pushing against planetary boundaries every single day, and the costs are counted in acres burnt and lives lost.
‘The need to shift trillions away from dirty energy has never been more urgent.‘
A victory for climate activism
But suddenly there’s huge movement, with the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, promising to put climate at the heart of their business.
‘It’s a major breakthrough,’ says Avaaz — ‘and creates the perfect moment to target Dimon’s bank, JPMorgan Chase, and set off a chain reaction of big banks ditching fossil fuels.
‘Let’s get to work! BlackRock moved after relentless public pressure — so let’s turn it up again and force Jamie Dimon to green his trillions. Sign now and tell everyone:
‘The climate fight is now an everything fight — from schools to politics, and business to finance, we have to show up EVERYWHERE.
‘Thousands and thousands of Avaazers just donated to help fund fire rehabilitation in Australia, now let’s follow it up by pushing the world’s biggest banks to put the planet first!
World’s top three asset managers oversee $300bn fossil fuel investments (The Guardian)
BlackRock Will Put Climate Change at the Center of Investment Strategy (New York Times)
Climate Devastation Is Big Business For Big Banks (Forbes)
Banking on Climate Change Report – 1.9 trillion funnelled into fossil fuels