BankFWD aims to accelerate the transition to a just, zero-carbon economy in line with the 1.5 degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement

About BankFWD

Founded by members of the Rockefeller family, BankFWD aims to accelerate the decarbonization of the financial sector by mobilizing previously under-mobilized stakeholders and sectors to engage their banks on Paris-aligned climate action1.

Despite the known risks of climate change to the economy and humanity, many banks are accelerating their fossil fuel funding. Since 2016, the top 60 banks have provided $4.6 trillion to the fossil fuel industry2. The largest provider of fossil fuel finance is JPMorgan Chase, followed by Wells Fargo, Citibank, and Bank of America3.

Absent sufficient government action to mandate alignment with the globally-agreed upon Paris Goals, limiting the availability of financing for fossil fuel companies is the fastest way to improve the current trajectory.

Doing so would:

  • Make new carbon intensive projects harder to develop
  • Increase financing for clean energy alternatives
  • Signal to markets that polluting projects are risky investments
  • Embolden policymakers to pass climate legislation
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  1. Read more about the Paris Climate Agreement here
  2. Rainforest Action Network, Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Financing Report 2022. https://www.bankingonclimatechaos.org

  3. Rainforest Action Network, Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Financing Report 2022. https://www.bankingonclimatechaos.org

Founded by members of the Rockefeller family, BankFWD’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a just, zero-carbon economy in line with the 1.5° target of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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BankFWD is a fiscally-sponsored initiative of the Sustainable Markets Foundation 501(c)3. 

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