14.5% of shareholders tell Woodside to start winding down production

19 May 2022 Responding to the shareholder vote on the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder resolution at Woodside’s AGM in Perth today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said: “Today 49% of Woodside’s shareholders rejected the company’s utterly inadequate approach to climate change, the largest vote against any Say … 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

Investors give QBE a free pass despite hypocrisy on climate

Market Forces QBE Action Sydney 2018

6 May 2022 A shareholder resolution calling on QBE to align its oil and gas underwriting and investment with the goals of the Paris Agreement achieved 19.8% support at QBE Insurance’s AGM yesterday. As has been the case for several years now, the AGM was dominated by questions regarding QBE’s … Read More

Seems financial institutions can divest after all

1 April 2022 The flight of capital from the Russian economy since the invasion of Ukraine has torn many of the finance sector’s arguments against fossil fuel divestment to shreds. In this devastating case of the invasion of Ukraine, investor action has come far too late. For years, and especially … Read More