Australian record: 55% of AGL shareholders demand emission reductions

22 September 2021 55% of shareholders in Australia’s biggest climate polluter, AGL, today demanded the company set targets to reduce its gargantuan emissions in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. This is the highest ever vote in favour of a climate-related shareholder resolution, against the board’s recommendation, … Read More

Case for cutting financial ties with Adani Group presented at webinar

21 September 2021 Last week Responsible Investor, in partnership with Market Forces, hosted a webinar entitled Adani Group’s new coal projects: why and how investors need to act. Hundreds of employees of financial institutions, based mainly in Europe and the US east coast were in attendance. Combined, the presentations from … Read More

NAB to ‘measure itself against’ IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 scenario

10 September 2021 NAB’s key executives appeared yesterday at the Australian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics, and addressed the review of the bank’s oil and gas policy—due for release “in the coming months”. While the bank had previously stated it’s “taking into account” the conclusions of the International Energy Agency’s … Read More

Adani is doubling down on coal, investors and bond arrangers must act

30 July 2021 In mid-July Adani Electricity Mumbai issued US$300m worth of “sustainability-linked” bonds – a form of general corporate finance which carry no obligation to be directed towards sustainable projects and can be issued by any company willing to report on certain “sustainable” key performance indicators (KPIs). These KPIs … Read More