New Hope shuts out shareholders at its 2022 AGM

New Hope Group's Bengalla coal mine, 2014.

24 November 2022 New Hope’s 2022 annual general meeting (AGM) descended to new lows this year, with very limited accessibility for shareholders. A site visit for shareholders to the company’s Bengalla mine scheduled before the AGM was also cancelled. The company held its 2022 AGM in the regional New South … Read More

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

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

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 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

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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