These Banks Are Directly Funding The North Dakota Pipeline #Boycott

These Banks Are Directly Funding The North Dakota Pipeline #Boycott | North-Dakota-Pipeline | Banks Corporate Takeover Environment
A log adorned with colorful decorations remains at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment as construction work continues on the pipeline near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., October 30, 2016. (image: REUTERS/Josh Morgan)

What’s going on in North Dakota at Standing Rock, the site of mass protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, is very important. People have joined Native’s in standing up for the protection of air and water quality, as well as the protection of sacred lands.

Now there is something more you can do to get involved and take action, we’ll get to this in a moment.

What’s going on at Standing Rock is very much a reflection of the angst the public is experiencing as they see how ruthless the actions of big corporations can be in taking non harmonious actions with our planet. What’s also frustrating is that these actions are for technologies we don’t even require any longer. See here.

Acting on it, we’re seeing a fantastic example of the power of unity and coming together on issues to make a stand in favor of the direction our world truly needs to go.

These Banks Are Directly Funding The North Dakota Pipeline #Boycott | banking | Banks Corporate Takeover Environment

The Banks Funding The Pipeline

The Dakota Access pipeline is funded directly by 17 banks. Among them Citibank and Wells Fargo, two that you’ve surely heard of and maybe bank with currently.

It’s difficult for the public to get into the heads of the oil and gas companies and pressure them to act, but it’s a lot less difficult to get attention from banks that need consumers business. Bank loans, line’s of credit and our savings accounts are what fund projects like this through the bank. What would happen if those were gone?

Pressuring the banks directly involved with just a few actions can make a big difference, especially if enough people band together and do it.

The nonprofit Food & Water Watch’s research actually found that 38 banking institutions in total are involved in funding the proposed Bakken pipeline.  This stretch goes all the way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. A section of this project is the now famous Dakota Access pipeline.

So taking action on any one of these banks will help -all would be amazing.

Here’s What You Can Do

1. Contact the banks and let them know you don’t support your money being used in this project.

2. Stop doing business with these banks.

3. Spread the word to as many people as you can with this list, urging them to take action.

Here’s what you can say when you contact the banks:

According to Food & Water Watch researcher Hugh MacMillan:

“Ask these banks to clarify whether funds they are providing are being used, in any amount, to pay for the heavily militarized response to the Standing Rock Sioux, including the attack dogs, sound-cannon trucks, heavily armed officers, and even a crop duster spraying undetermined chemicals over the camp.”

People should also ask these institutions why they are sinking so much money into maximizing the amounts of oil and gas that can be brought to the surface and burned at a time when climate science is clear we have to maximize what we keep in the ground instead.”

You can also explain to them that as a customer of their financial institution, you do not support the idea that your money is helping to support the Dakota Access pipeline, due to the fact it’s a dangerous unjust oil pipeline and that it threatens air and water quality in many states. Explain you feel it violates sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Finally let them know that if they don’t choose to back out of supporting this, you will take your business elsewhere.

Below is a list of CEOs and other bank executives who are involved in these decisions. Their contact information is included. The first 17 banks (*) are directly funding the Dakota Access pipeline:

Wells Fargo*

CEO Timothy J. Sloan

Corporate Office:
Wells Fargo
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

BNP Paribas*

CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe

Corporate Office:
3 rue d’Antin
75002 Paris, France

U.S. Office:
787 Seventh Avenue – The Equitable Tower
New York, NY 10019


CEO William H. Rodgers Jr.

Corporate Office:
303 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Chief Communications Officer:
Sue Mallino

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ*

Chairman Nobuyuki Hirano

CEO and President Takashi Oyamada

Corporate Office:
2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan

U.S. Office:
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1104

Mizuho Bank*

President and CEO Nobuhide Hayashi

Corporate Office:
Otemachi Tower
1-5-5, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8176, Japan

U.S. Office:
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Citibank (CitiGroup)*

CEO Michael Corbat

Corporate Office:
388 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 800-285-3000 and 212-793-0710

TD Securities*

Chairman, CEO, and President Bob Dorrance

Corporate Office:
P.O. Box 1, TD Bank Tower
66 Wellington Street W
Toronto, Ontario
M5K 1A2

Investment Banking: 416-307-8500
Equity Research: 416-307-9360
Trading Floor Enquiries: 416-944-6978

U.S. Office:
31 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6101

Credit Agricole*

CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet

12, Place des Etats-Unis
Montrouge, France 92545

U.S. Office:
1301 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10019

Intesa SanPaolo*

CEO Carlo Messina

Corporate Office:
Piazza San Carlo, 156
10121 Torino, Italy

Corporate Social Responsibility Unit:

ING Bank*

CEO and Executive Board Chairman Ralph A.J.G Hamers

Wholesale Banking, Operations & IT, Sustainability, Corporate Governance:
Carolien van der Giessen

Head of Media Relations:
Raymond Vermuelen

Corporate Office:
Amsterdamse Poort
Bijlmerplein 888
1102 MG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Mailing Address:
ING Bank N.V.
P.O. Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

U.S. Office:
ING Financial Holdings LLC
1325 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019


CEO Pierre Servant

Corporate Office:
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
21 quai d’Austerlitz
75634 Paris Cedex 13, France

U.S. Office:
Natixis Global Asset Management, L.P.
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA


CEO Johannes-Jorg Riegler

Head of Communications:
Matthias Priwitzer

Corporate Office:
Brienner Straße 18
80333 Munich

U.S. Office:
560 Lexington Avenue
New York City, NY 10022

BBVA Securities*

CEO Carlos Torres Villa

Executive Chairman Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez

Corporate Office:
Calle Azul, 4
28050 Madrid, Spain


DNB Capital*

U.S. office:
200 Park Avenue, 31st Floor New York, N.Y. 10166-0396

ICBC London*

CEO and Managing Director Jin Chen

Corporate Office:
20 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7JE, United Kingdom

U.S. Office:
520 Madison Avenue 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022

SMBC Nikko Securities*

President and CEO Yoshihiko Shimizu

Corporate Office:
3-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8325, Japan

Societe General*

CEO Frederic Oudea

Chiarman of the Board Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Corporate Office:
29 boulevard Haussmann 75009
Paris, France

U.S. Office:
245 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10167
The following banks are involved in funding for the entire Bakken pipeline:

Royal Bank of Scotland

CEO Ross McEwan

Director of Media Relations:
Chris Turner

Corporate Office:
175 Glasgow Road
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

U.S. Office:
600 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

ABN Amro Capital

Chairman of the Board Gerrit Zalm

Corporate Office:
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
1082 PP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

U.S. Office:
100 Park Avenue, 17th floor
New York, NY 10017

Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)

CEO and President Brian J. Porter

Corporate Office:
Scotia Plaza
44 King Street W
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5H 1H1

U.S. Office:
250 Vesey Street,
23rd and 24th floors
New York, NY 10281

Scotia Howard Weil (“Energy Investment Boutique”):
Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street Suite 3500
New Orleans, LA 70163
504-582-2500 and 800-322-3005

Citizens Bank

Chairman and CEO Bruce Van Saun

Head of Media Relations:
Peter Lucht

Consumer Lending, Business Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate:
Lauren DiGeronimo

Corporate Office:
1 Citizens Plaza
Providence, RI 02903

Comerica Bank

Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Babb Jr.

Investor Relations:

Corporate Contacts:
Wendy Bridges

Wayne Mielke

Corporate Office:
Comerica Bank Tower
1717 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

U.S. Bank

Chairman and CEO Richard K. Davis

Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications Dana Ripley

Brand, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sponsorships:
Susan Beatty

Corporate Office:
U.S. Bancorp Center
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
800-685-5065 and 651-466-3000

PNC Bank

Chairman, President, and CEO William S. Demchak

Media Relations:
Fred Solomon

Investor Relations:
Bryan K. Gill

Corporate Office:
300 Fifth Avenue
The Tower at PNC Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Chairman John McFarlane
CEO Jes Staley

Corporate Office:
Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
London E14 5HP, United Kingdom

U.S. Office:
745 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Press Office:

JPMorgan Chase

Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon

Corporate Contacts:
Andrew Gray

Jennifer Lavoie

Brian Marchiony

Corporate Office:
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017-2014

Bank of America

President, CEO, and Chairman Brian Moynihan

Executive Relations, Office of the CEO:
Matthew Task

Corporate Office:
100 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28255

Deutsche Bank

CEO John Cryan

Corporate Contact:
Renee Calabro

Corporate Address:
Deutsche Bank AG
Taunusanlage 12
60325 Frankfurt Am Main (for letters and postcards: 60262)

U.S. Office:
Deutsche Bank AG
60 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Compass Bank

Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez

Director of External Communications:
Christina Anderson

Al Ortiz

Corporate Office:
15 S 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35233

Credit Suisse

CEO Tidjane Thiam

Board Chairman Urs Rohner

Suisse Banking Ombudsman:
Bahnhofplatz 9
P.O. Box 1818
CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland

Corporate Office:
Uetlibergstrasse 231
P.O. Box 700
CH 8070 Zurich, Switzerland

U.S. Office:
650 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-249-2100

DNB Capital/ASA

CEO Rune Bjerke

Chairwoman of the Board Anne Carine Tanum

Executive Vice President Communications Even Westerveld

Corporate Address:
Dronning Eufemias Gate 30
0191 Oslo, Norway

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

President and CEO Takeshi Kunibe

Corporate Office:
1-1-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan

U.S. Office:
277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172

Royal Bank of Canada

CEO David I. McKay

CEO and Board Communications:
Paul French

Corporate Media Relations:
Catherine Hudon

Corporate Address:
200 Bay Street P.O. Box 1
Royal Bank Plaza
Toronto, Canada
416-974-5151 and 416-842-2000


CEO Sergio Ermotti

Head Group External Communications:
Mark Hengel
Phone: 41-44-234-32-21

Chief Communication Officer-Americas:
Marsha Askins
212-713-6151 office and 917-226-4743 cell

Corporate Office:
Bahnhofstrasse 45, CH-8098
8001 Zurich, Switzerland

U.S. Office:
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Goldman Sachs

Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
917-743-0939 and 212-902-0593

Media Contacts Americas:

Corporate Address:
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282

Morgan Stanley

CEO James P. Gorman

Corporate Office:
Morgan Stanley
1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Origin Bank (formerly Community Trust)

Chairman, President, and CEO Drake Mills

Corporate Office:
3921 Elm St.
Choudrant, LA 71227


Chairman Douglas Flint

Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver

Corporate Address:
8 Canada Square
London E14 5HQ, United Kingdom

U.S. Office:
HSBC Headquarters
425 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Head of Media Relations, HSBC USA:
Rob Sherman

Thanks for choosing to take action on an important issue!



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Joe Martino created Collective-Evolution , where this article first appeared, 5 years ago and have been heavily at it since. I love inspiring others to find joy and make changes in their lives. Hands down the only other thing I am this passionate about is baseball.

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