26 October 2022 Whitehaven Coal faced backlash from big investors and community members both inside and outside its annual general meeting, held in Sydney today. Despite record coal prices and company profits, more than a fifth of Whitehaven’s shareholders demanded the company stop expanding and start managing down coal mining … 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
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
NAB refinances the climate-wrecking Coastal GasLink pipeline
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
Words vs. actions: Adani pursuing more new thermal coal projects
08 September 2022 “Today climate change is one of the biggest challenges. Those challenges also open up huge business opportunities. The opportunity in this case is energy transition, the transition from fossil fuels to renewables and to hydrogen.” (Gautam Adani, quoted in Fortune India, June 2022) It’s statements like the … Read More
Lockton rejects Adani’s Carmichael coal mine
26 August 2022 Adani continues to face difficulties managing insurance coverage for its climate-wrecking Carmichael thermal coal project. Would-be insurance broker Lockton has revealed to Market Forces that it never signed the letter of appointment it was sent by Adani Australia, and that it will never work for the Carmichael … Read More
Westpac: climate change commitments one week, financing climate-wreckers the next?
2 August 2022 Last week, Westpac announced it was joining the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and made some further climate change commitments that still fail to demonstrably align with the Paris Agreement’s goals. As Westpac made the announcement, another part of the bank was reportedly in talks with Santos, a company … 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
Has Lockton put ethics aside to back Adani’s disastrous coal mine?
UPDATE 26 August 2022 Lockton has confirmed to Market Forces that it is not and will not broker insurance for Adani’s Carmichael thermal coal project. Find out more here. 23 June 2022 Two weeks ago, the #StopAdani campaign received a tip-off that on 29 May 2022, Lockton, a US-based insurance … Read More
Help GLAS make time to Stop Adani
10 May 2022 There are now 112 major companies that have ruled out providing any support to the climate-wrecking Adani Carmichael coal project. However, debt administration services provider GLAS is not one of them. With Adani’s Australian coal port, NQXT, currently looking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in … Read More