Wondering what’s happening with the Banking For Our Kids campaign? March and April are some of our busiest months!
With bank AGM season in a few weeks and lots of info-sessions in the works, it’s a great time to tune in and get involved. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming up, and how For Our Kids can help you have an impact.
Move Your Money for Climate Justice!
On March 9th, For Our Kids hosted a webinar with Banking on a Better Future, our collaborators in the youth banking movement, to talk about why Big Banks are a problem, how we can act in solidarity with Indigenous communities, and what to think about when divesting your money from oil and gas. Check out the recording here.
We also put together a TOOLKIT of different actions you can take with your team or on your own to start divesting your money or pressuring your bank as part of this campaign moment!
RBC's Annual General Meeting
Over the next couple of weeks, organizations across the country, including FOK, are getting ready to put pressure on RBC in the lead-up to their AGM on April 5th. RBC is Canada’s biggest funder of fossil fuels and finances many projects being built through Indigenous territories without consent, such as the Coastal Gaslink, TransMountain and Line 3 Pipelines.
RBC’s AGM is in Saskatoon this year, and land defenders from Wet’suwet’en and other affected communities, as well as climate organizers, will be there to hold them accountable.
So how can you get involved?
Fossil Fools National Day of Action
April 1 - National event map here
To show our solidarity with activists taking on RBC in the boardroom, we’re planning a national day of action on April 1! The goal is to call out RBC as a fossil fool, and draw attention to how they fund climate chaos and projects in Indigenous territory without consent right before they meet their shareholders. Check out the map for an event near your, or use this toolkit to plan your own branch action wherever you live! This will be a massive cross-country moment that we'd love you to be a part of. If you can't make it out, you can always share and retweet all the exciting action you're seeing online.
Better Banks Learning Series
As we take action over the coming weeks, we also want to develop our knowledge about banks and the climate crisis – How can we be sustainable investors when banks are so heavily invested in oil and gas? What’s the role of regulation in making banks align with climate science? These are some of the questions we’re hoping to answer. Are there other things you want us to cover? Reach out to [email protected] to share your ideas.
Sustainable Investing 101 with Tim Nash
March 30th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
Join us for a session with Good Investing founder Tim Nash! This energetic and educational talk will provide an overview of sustainable investing theory and application. We'll cover topics like divestment, environmental social & governance (ESG) analysis, and impact investing.
Fossil Finance 101: How regulating banks can cut emissions
April 20th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
Join us for a session with Environmental Defence's Julie Segal to learn about the relationship between finance and climate change, and why bank regulation is a crucial piece of bringing Canada's Big Banks in line with climate science and putting an end to fossil finance.