Well known Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins put ANZ on notice after finding out that since 2008 ANZ had invested over $6.5 billion in fossil fuel projects. She posted this picture on Facebook, reaching hundreds of thousands of people. Here is an excerpt from the accompanying post.
“Hey Guys, I just found out that my bank has loaned over $6.5 billion to dirty fossil fuels since 2008. I don’t know about you but I don’t like my money being used to accelerate climate change, it seems insane in this day and age. I’d much prefer my money to be funding renewable energy projects and development, things that might actually save our planet rather than destroy it. So I’ve written to my bank and told them that if they keep funding fossil fuels I am going to leave. It’s our money, we should be able to decide what it’s invested in, don’t you think?”