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

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

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