Author Archives: Jamie Henn

Financial Regulators Must Do More to Address Climate Risk

This morning, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued its report on the risks that the climate emergency poses to the financial system. The report, Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System, warns of the grave threats that climate change poses to financial markets and institutions. It fails to mention, however, the threat that financial […]

Wall Street and Fossil Fuel Companies Are Funding Police Violence

One of our Stop the Money Pipeline coalition partners, the Public Accountability Initiative, just released a new report that maps how major financial institutions and fossil fuel corporations are funding police foundations in cities across the United States. As The Guardian explains in an article about the report: Big corporations accused of driving environmental and […]

Morgan Stanley’s Climate Commitment Needs to Go Further

New York, NY — Morgan Stanley announced today that it will become the first major American bank to track and report the greenhouse gas emissions from its loans and investments as part of the bank’s own contribution to the climate crisis. According to reporting by Politico, Morgan Stanley will join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting […]

“Defund the Police” and “Divest from Fossil Fuels” Go Hand-In-Hand

This blog post was written by two Stop the Money Pipeline steering committee members, Moira Birss, Climate & Finance Director at Amazon Watch, and Jamie Henn, coordinator of the STMP communications working group.  Should climate activists get behind defunding the police?  It’s a question that’s being asked across the climate justice movement as the Movement […]

Chase Lends to Fossil Fuels Companies — But Not Black Communities

Protests are underway at Chase bank branches in the city of Chicago, where a recent report showed that of the $7.5 billion in home purchase loans Chase has provided since 2012, only 1.9% has gone to Black neighborhoods. “If your dollar goes into [Chase] Bank … you are funding your oppression,” said activist Ja’Mal Green, […]