Several NGO’s came together for “the people’s AGM” with about 650 supporters willing to take action to press RBC to end its destructive practices.
This follows RBC’s ‘real’ AGM where management recommended voting down an entirely reasonable resolution asking the banking giant to set targets to reduce its financed emissions with annual reports measuring progress. (The resolution still received about a third of the vote).
Now it was the people’s turn.
They heard from people on the front lines of fossil fuel expansion projects that RBC is funding, including Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Woos whose traditional territory is being damaged by the Coastal Gas Link pipeline.
Attendees signed up to press RBC to reform itself, including by taking chalk actions outside the bank’s branches. Pressure on RBC is building.
You can watch a recording of the people’s AGM here.