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Campaigners say Barclays 'pulling wool over eyes of shareholders' with environmental claims


Campaigners say Barclays ‘pulling wool over eyes of shareholders’ with its commitment to being more environmentally friendly

Barclays is ‘pulling the wool over the eyes of shareholders’ with its commitment to being more environmentally friendly, campaigners said. 

The bank has vowed to become ‘net zero’ by 2050, meaning its carbon dioxide emissions will be balanced by absorbing the equivalent amount from the atmosphere. 

Under scrutiny: Barclays, which has been criticised for lending to fossil fuel projects, was accused by Greenpeace of 'hypocrisy'

Under scrutiny: Barclays, which has been criticised for lending to fossil fuel projects, was accused by Greenpeace of ‘hypocrisy’

Barclays, which has been criticised for lending to fossil fuel projects, was accused by Greenpeace of ‘hypocrisy’. 

The charity’s Charlie Kronick called it a ‘headline-baiting net zero proposal’, adding: ‘It’s an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of shareholders.’



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