13 April 2023 HESTA last week lodged a formal vote calling on oil and gas company Santos to wind up oil and gas production in line with a net zero emissions by 2050 pathway. This is a great sign HESTA is taking members’ concerns seriously, but with Santos still pursuing … Read More
Santos faces Traditional Owner ire, investor demands to manage down expansion plans
6 April 2023 More than 18% of Santos’ shareholders today demanded the company drop its oil and gas expansion plans and instead manage down production in line with a net zero emissions by 2050 pathway at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Adelaide. The company also faced fierce scrutiny … Read More
Australia’s five biggest super funds failing on key climate promises
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 15 March, 2023: A new report by Market Forces finds Australia’s five biggest super funds are greenwashing and exposing themselves to legal risk by failing to effectively engage with companies expanding fossil fuels. Managing more than $1 trillion of members’ retirement savings, the five funds analysed in … Read More
Which super funds are the biggest enablers of climate-wrecking oil and gas expansion?
21 February 2023 Now that super funds are required to disclose their investments to members every six months, we are able to track over time which funds have the highest proportion of their members’ retirement savings invested in climate-wrecking oil and gas companies like Santos and Woodside. For the first … Read More
Spirit Super must stop new oil and gas projects or divest from the companies pursuing them
13 December 2022 Spirit Super updated its climate targets this year, aiming to reduce both the fossil fuel reserves and carbon emissions in its investment portfolio by 50% by the end of this decade. Yet the fund remains invested in companies seeking to massively expand oil and gas production, leaving … Read More
Aware Super member sends legal letter on fund’s vote against climate action
21 November 2022 An Aware Super member sent a legal letter to the fund last week, raising concerns that Aware failed to understand and properly consider its vote on a crucial request for climate action at the recent Commonwealth Bank annual general meeting and demanding answers from the fund. Aware … Read More
Big super funds quietly selling down shares in Santos and Woodside
18 October 2022 The latest round of mandatory super fund disclosures reveal that most of Australia’s biggest super funds are selling shares in climate wrecking oil and gas companies Santos and Woodside. Some funds, however, have significantly increased their stake in these companies, which are both pursuing new oil and … Read More
New analysis: Australia’s biggest super funds fractured on fossil gas
MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 18 October: New analysis by Market Forces reveals some of Australia’s biggest super funds have been selling millions of shares in oil and gas giants Woodside and Santos, while others are investing heavily in these climate-wrecking companies. The Market Forces study finds 11 out of the 14 … Read More
Were your retirement savings used to block climate action?
18 October 2022 Last Wednesday was a very sad day for climate action. Almost 95% of Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders – including our super funds – voted against a critical request for the bank to stop financing new and expansionary fossil fuel projects. We’re devastated at this abject failure by big … Read More
Is your super fund’s ‘sustainable’ option invested in companies expanding the fossil fuel industry?
21 July 2022 In response to member concerns over their super fund’s investments in climate wrecking companies, funds often point members to their ‘sustainable’ investment options. However, new analysis from Market Forces reveals some of these options are failing to live up to their labels, as they invest in companies … Read More
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