Austbrokers under pressure due to Adani coal links

4 November 2022 Austbrokers parent company AUB Group trotted out several classic fossil fuel industry talking points at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney yesterday, in an attempt to justify its work arranging insurance for the climate-wrecking Adani/Bravus Carmichael coal project. Under questioning from shareholder proxies, AUB Chairman David … Read More

Coal miners looking to self-insure new climate-wrecking projects

New Hope Group's Bengalla coal mine, 2014.

Since 2021, coal miners, including Adani/Bravus, New Hope and Whitehaven, have complained openly of difficulties securing insurance for their destructive activities. 45 major insurers have ruled out any coverage of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, and according to Insure Our Future, 41 major insurers have some broader coal exclusion policy in … Read More

Words vs. actions: Adani pursuing more new thermal coal projects

Crowd with 'don't fund Adani coal' banner

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

Wangan and Jagalingou people call on GLAS to cut Adani coal ties

31 May 2022 Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners have released a video calling on UK-based debt administration services company GLAS Agency to do no further work for Adani in Australia. In the video, W&J Cultural Custodian Coedie McAvoy, who has been continuously occupying the Adani Carmichael coal mine site … Read More

Standard Chartered and Barclays fund Adani’s coal mining subsidiary

Stop Adani protest

19 May 2022 Financial new sources confirmed last week that Standard Chartered and Barclays have funded Adani Enterprises, the Adani Group subsidiary pursuing several new thermal coal mining projects, including the disastrous Carmichael mine in Australia. The US $250m debt facility provided by the two UK banks has an option … Read More