Why JPMorgan Chase?
Banks are at the root of the climate emergency, and have historically had the largest stake in supporting the fossil fuel industry and forest destruction. Between 2016-2020, 60 of the biggest international banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo & Citibank, collectively poured $3.8 TRILLION into the fossil fuel industry. There has been an increase in financing for coal, oil and gas since the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted.
JPMorgan Chase Bank is the world’s largest financier of fossil fuels in the world — having funded over $317 billion in fossil fuel projects since 2016.
More than any other bank in the US, Chase wants to appeal to young people. Their CEO, Jamie Dimon, is often admired for being a progressive, socially conscious banker. Chase continues to push a performative narrative that they care about the climate and our futures while increasing their spending on fossil fuels. We’re making it clear that young people won’t stand for greenwashing and the continued destruction of our communities.
Why its recruitment pipeline?
Every year JPMorgan Chase relies on recruiting new employees from colleges and universities across the United States and holds large amounts of power at these institutions — funding courses, departments, internship programs, and holding positions as Trustees and administrators — all while minimizing or hiding their role in enabling climate chaos.
Recruitment Pipeline Disruption is an umbrella term for a range of creative tactics where students can leverage their unique power over these companies by interfering with their efforts to find new talent and challenging their positive public image. We don’t want climate villains like JPMorgan Chase on our campuses while they keep cutting checks to the fossil fuel industry, and we won’t be quiet about it any longer.
Join us! If you are a student, take action to tell JPMorgan Chase – we are not your future workers — we will not work for you while you continue to cut checks to the fossil fuel industry, harming the planet, our communities, and our futures.
We have the power over our campuses and the workforce we are being prepared to enter. As the primary audience for recruiters, as the future workforce of these corporations, it’s young people that hold the power.Big fossil banks cannot proceed if we don’t let them – if they don’t stop the money pipeline, we’re cutting off their access to youth talent.