NAB gets dangerously close to climate policy breach

NAB, which has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, today released its inaugural Climate Report and once again failed to commit to ruling out financing companies building new fossil fuel projects.  NAB said it will be “considering selectively reducing exposure to high emitting … Read More

Westpac sees climate impacts, increases fossil fuel exposure

Westpac, which has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, revealed an 11% increase in FY22 of its overall exposure to fossil fuels, with the increases attributed to customers in the coal rail transportation, LNG terminal, and oil and gas sectors.  Westpac cited that … Read More

ANZ missing its own climate mark

ANZ, which claims to be committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, today revealed significant increases in the emissions intensity of its power generation portfolio and its overall oil and gas exposure.  In FY22, ANZ increased its exposure to upstream oil and gas extraction, … Read More

Big four Australian banks face shareholder climate backlash at AGMs

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 11 October 2022: Shareholder resolutions have been lodged with ANZ, NAB and Westpac calling on the banks to stop financing coal, oil and gas expansion.  The resolutions, lodged by hundreds of shareholders and coordinated by environmental finance organisation Market Forces, follow one that will go to a … Read More

NAB refinances the climate-wrecking Coastal GasLink pipeline

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NAB has once again failed to match its rhetoric and commitments on climate change with real action, refinancing a new gas pipeline project in Canada. At its 2021 annual general meeting (AGM) NAB Chairman Phil Chronican told shareholders and Traditional Owners that its financing of the enormous climate-wrecking Coastal GasLink … Read More

UniSuper climate report is hot air and poor action

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 14 September: UniSuper’s new climate risk report reveals the mega fund has continued quietly selling down its investments in Australia’s largest gas producer, Woodside, and to a lesser extent, fellow climate-wrecking oil and gas expander, Santos. Despite mergers and share price changes that would have seen UniSuper’s … Read More

Shareholders demand coal wind down plan from Whitehaven

Media release: 25 August 2022 – For Immediate Release Market Forces and Whitehaven Coal shareholders have filed a resolution, calling on one of Australia’s largest coal miners to wind down its production in line with global climate goals. The resolution points out the glaring inconsistency between Whitehaven’s public declarations of … Read More