UK: Victory For HSBC Campaign – Speaking Up For Primates !

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Hi Mark,

Our old campaign link:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/02/02/hsbc-boss-tells-the-world-they-are-protecting-forests-action-mail-him-and-tell-him-he-is-wrong/

We did it.

HSBC have just announced that they’ll stop funding palm oil companies that destroy the rainforest. [1]

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Whether you signed the petition, donated, or badgered them online, you made this happen – and it’s not everyday you topple a bank! [2]

We should feel pretty powerful today – and that’s why

it’s probably not the time to rest on our laurels. HSBC isn’t the only bank that’s been putting orangutan habitat at risk. If right now, we make HSBC’s decision as public as possible, we can show just how easy – and what good PR – it would be for other banks to do the same.

 

Please will you chip in a few pounds for an advert in the Financial Times demanding change from banks like Standard Chartered? If we use our momentum right now to win over other banks, people across South East Asia will be safer and swathes more rainforest could be saved. [3] 

HSBC are the biggest bank in Europe, which is why we went straight for them. At first they told us they weren’t doing anything wrong, then that palm oil funding is too “complex” for them to clean up. But after just a few weeks of campaigning, they backed down.

If a bank as big as HSBC can do it, other banks are going to find it hard to make excuses. But right now, they think nobody knows what they’re up to – this ad will change that.

140,000 of us in the UK joined the campaign against HSBC.

Take a minute to picture 140,000 individuals all over the UK who you haven’t met. It’s pretty amazing that you were part of a team that beat one of the biggest banks in the world. You’ve done a lot. But if each of you can chip in £1 today, we can make sure this victory reverberates around the banking sector and creates exciting, long lasting change. Let’s get this ad in the paper next week!

Thanks for standing up for people and primates,

India.

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NOTES:
[1]
Financial Times: HSBC tightens standards on lending to palm oil industry.
Greenpeace: HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies.
[2] 140,000 of us in the UK signed the petition, thousands of us wrote on HSBC’s Facebook page and even more tweeted, called and even wrote to the bank. This was all in just 5 weeks. Here’s a blog about how the boss of HSBC ended up being grilled on the campaign at Davos.
[3]
Palm oil fans the flames of forest fires in Indonesia  – the fires in 2015 were linked to 100,000 deaths

 

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2 Responses

  1. I couldn’t be happier you’re doi g magnificent work every day urging people on to preserve all our beautiful animals and tbhed planet we all live on.

    • Thanks Alison – we are just very small fry in a big sea, but we try to put the word out and encourage others like us to do the right thing and be a voice – regards Mark.

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