Bankers to be grilled on greenwash

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UPDATE (May 16): The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development has officially summoned bank CEOs to appear before them on June 13!

The CEOs initially declined the invitation to answer questions related to the committee’s investigation into the environmental and climate impacts of the financial system and want to send a representative of their industry association instead. As an ExxonMobil lobbyist admitted on video during an undercover Greenpeace operation, companies send industry association representatives to political hearings to be “whipping boys” so their CEOs don’t have to answer tough questions.

It’s great news that the committee has heard our call and summoned the CEOs to testify. Now we need your help to convince committee members to ask tough questions on our behalf.

Contact Environment Committee Chair Francis Scarpaleggia at 613-995-8281 or <francis.scarpaleggia@parl.gc.ca> and ask him to demand real answers on what the banks are doing to address their climate-wrecking financial practices.

Bankers to be grilled on greenwash

This hearing comes at a critical moment:

We’re at a critical moment for our climate. Every dollar spent on fossil fuels is a dollar too much.

Bank CEOs are amongst the highest paid people in the country and they should be prepared to be held accountable for their decisions. It is vital that CEOs appear and answer questions from our elected representatives – under oath if necessary – so please contact the committee and urge them to use the power they hold on our behalf to summon the bankers and force them to answer for those decisions.

We can’t hit our climate goals unless they stop funding climate chaos!

Contact Environment Committee Chair Francis Scarpaleggia at 613-995-8281 or <francis.scarpaleggia@parl.gc.ca> and ask him to demand real answers on what the banks are doing to address their climate-wrecking financial practices.

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