Purpose of the action: This action is about having a conversation with staff members with the aim of connecting, informing, and respectfully calling on them to take action.
Phone call talking points:
|Ian Beaton||CEO||+4420 3023 4001|
|David Foreman||Non-Executive Chairman||+44 203 023 4002|
|Peter McIntosh||Director||+44 203 023 4007|
|Neil Smith||Director of Finance||+44 203 023 4005|
|Paul Dawson||Manager Director||+44 203 023 4184|
|Neil Brothers||Risk and Compliance Director||+44 203 023 4020|
|Katherine Henderson||Senior Underwriter||+44 203 023 4053|
|Matt Town||Senior Underwriter||+44 203 023 4115
+44 207 426 6136
|Victoria Allen||Senior Underwriter||+44 203 023 4039|
|Charlie Boyd||Senior Underwriter||+44 203 023 4054|
PHONE CALL REPORT BACK
To help us collect intel on how Ark are reacting, if you get through to someone at Ark, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with info about what happened and what was said.
(feel free to adapt, especially if you are leaving a message in the voicemail)
Hi there, am I speaking with [staff name]? [listen]
Hi [staff name], my name is [your name]. I’m calling from [where you are from]. I’m calling because I have some questions about Ark’s involvement with Adani’s Charmichael coal project in Australia. Do you know about this coal mine? [listen]
I’m really concerned about this coal mine because [your reasons].
We know there are Lloyd’s insurers working with Adani. We have reason to believe that Ark could be one of the insurers involved, as it hasn’t joined the growing list of other Lloyd’s insurers that have ruled out insuring Adani’s coal project.
I’m calling you, because as an Ark employee, your voice is powerful. We are calling on Ark to be a climate champion and rule out insuring this coal project. Is this something you would like to see Ark do? [listen]
We’re looking for a written statement along the lines of: “Ark will not provide insurance for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, rail, or port.” Even if Ark is currently insuring Adani, we will take this as a commitment to not re-extend the insurance.
Would you be willing to raise this internally? [listen]
Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with me today. I really appreciate it.
As they reopened after lockdown, Lloyd’s of London and companies involved in their marketplace opened their offices to find local people demanding that they rule out insuring the West Cumbria and Adani coal mines immediately.
Firstly, it’s nothing at all to do with Lloyd’s PLC, the bank – they’re not great either, but that’s another story. Lloyd’s of London is a large insurance corporation with an HQ in London….
Update on coal extraction and use in the UK
A new report – Still Burning – tells the harrowing but little-known stories of the communities from Russia, Colombia, the USA, and Australia whose homes and way of life are literally torn up to mine the coal beneath them, suffering widespread human rights abuses.
STOP PRESS: in a surprise decision, the West Cumbria coal mine application is going to a public inquiry called by Robert Jenrick (Secretary of State), announced late yesterday (11.03.2021). Climate change will never be a local issue.
Major Lloyd’s of London insurer Brit is the latest firm to rule out insurance for Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine project.
Tonight, 18th February 2021, marks the final shipment of coal mined from the North East of England. This marks a momentous victory for the years of anti-coal action, most recently the successfully defeated open cast coal mine application in Dewley Hill, near Newcastle.
People across Australia have been fighting for 10 years to stop one on the most devastating mining projects currently being planned on the globe. Folks in Australia have asked for our help to stop Adani and here’s why…
Today [8thFebruary 2021], youth climate activists added their voice against the planned coking coal mine in West Cumbria. Elijah McKenzie-Jackson (17) submitted a 111,000 signature petition to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government