Three easy ways to challenge banks funding fossil fuels - Bank On Our Future

Three easy ways to challenge banks funding fossil fuels

Furious that Barclays and HSBC are still investing in fossil fuels, but haven’t got much time to spare? Don’t worry – in just ten minutes, you can take on the banks which are pumping billions into oil, gas and coal companies.
 
Small acts of resistance can have a huge impact, particularly when thousands of them form an avalanche of protest. Choose one of these simple-but-effective ideas and try it today – these talking points will help you get started with the conversations.
 
Contact banks by phone and social media
Give these banks a call and tell them why they have to pull their money out of fossil fuels. Or ping a message to their social media accounts where others can join in. If you’re a customer, be sure to mention that for extra impact. Express your concerns politely – the person on the other end won’t be in control of what the bank does, but they can pass on your message.
 
Barclays
0345 734 5345
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HSBC
03456 040 626
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Royal Bank of Scotland
0345 724 2424
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Standard Chartered
020 7885 8888
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Santander
0800 9 123 123
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Talk to your friends and family
Explaining the problems with banks to other people will help shift the national conversation and make it harder for banks to justify their fossil fuel investments. People are more trusting of information coming from those they know, so strike up a conversation with your nearest and dearest about how these banks are putting our future in peril.
 
Write to your local paper
Even though print media is declining, local newspapers are still surprisingly influential in shaping ideas and attitudes. A well-crafted letter to the editor will bring the issue to the attention of local readers, businesses and politicians.
 
Want to go further? There are plenty more ways to get Barclays, HSBC and other banks out of the fossil fuels game.


Banks can fund our future and aid the global green recovery. Together, we can push the worst fossil banks to change.