Greenwash is not just a question of organisations covering their tracks and getting misinformation out there. One of the most common tactics is to hide behind a respectable organisation and use their reputation to make it look as if you are deserving of an equally good reputation. This tactic has been increasingly called out for what it is, we urge you to hold organisations to account where they are letting this happen. Some of the examples where this has happened:

  • Shell hiding behind the Science Museum

  • Barclays hiding behind the Premier League

  • HSBC hiding behind the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

  • HSBC and BP hiding behind Prince Charles' Terra Firma

Money may be hard to come by in these times, but really, do these organisations with their hard earned reputations want them muddied by association with the major polluters and funders of climate change ?