World’s largest insurance broker cuts ties with Adani Carmichael coal mine

23 June 2022, for immediate release The Adani Carmichael coal mine’s long-standing insurance broker, Marsh, has confirmed it has ended its commercial relationship. This news, published in InsuranceERM, comes two weeks after the #StopAdani campaign received an anonymous, insider tip-off that on 29 May 2022, Lockton was appointed to be … Read More

Has Lockton put ethics aside to back Adani’s disastrous coal mine?

Adani Carmichael November 2021

23 June 2022 Two weeks ago, the #StopAdani campaign received a tip-off that on 29 May 2022, Lockton, a US-based insurance broker, was appointed to arrange insurance coverage for Adani’s climate-wrecking Carmichael coal mine and rail line. Market Forces followed up with a letter to Lockton putting this information to … Read More

Revealed: QBE insuring new coal plant construction in Vietnam

Market Forces QBE Action Sydney 2018

9 June 2022 A briefing released today by the international Insure Our Future campaign and Korea-based Solutions For Our Climate reveals that Australian insurer QBE is providing insurance for the construction of the Nghi Son 2 coal-burning power station in Vietnam, and the Cebu coal-burning power station in The Philippines. … 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

QBE supports Paris and net zero with words, undermines them with actions

For immediate release: 18 February 2022 QBE’s willingness to underwrite new oil and gas projects will see it once again face a shareholder resolution, coordinated by Market Forces and co-filed with Australian Ethical, an investor managing over $6.5 billion as of September 2021. The resolution calls on QBE to align … Read More