Raise your concerns about CommBank’s fossil fuel lending with the staff and customers by dropping in to your local branch.
What does a drop-in look like?
It’s super simple. Just print off the template letter for bank staff, read the talking points below and head to your local CommBank branch to chat to the branch manager and bank tellers.
They care about customer service so with a friendly smile you’ll have a meaningful conversation that could lead to the issue being raised with the higher ups.
Why this tactic?
Right now, the CommBank board and staff are reviewing their oil and gas lending policy. If we can get enough staff raising the issue with their managers, their voices will be too loud to ignore.
Hi there, how are you today? I’d like to talk to the Branch Manager, is that ok?
My name is ….. I’m volunteering with 350 Australia today because I’m really concerned about climate change and CommBank’s oil and gas policy.
Choose one of these lead in lines:
Make a connection, hear their concerns and share stories/key messages about the dangers of oil and gas. You could draw on the values of CommBank – creating a future, looking out for kids, helping out in natural disasters – and have a conversation about how investing in oil and gas doesn’t stack up with those values.
Then, lean in with the ask:
The CommBank Climate team is writing the oil and gas policy right now – can you raise your concerns with your manager in your next catch up?
Would you be interested in putting our flyers in your staff room?
You don’t need to have to answer to every question, but it helps to have a few answers up your sleeve.