Corporate Japan faces record number of climate shareholder resolutions

TOKYO, Japan, 13 April 2022 Market Forces, Kiko Network, 350.org Japan, Friends of the Earth Japan, Rainforest Action Network Corporate Japan will this year face a record-high number of climate-focused shareholder resolutions.    Today, shareholders announced four climate resolutions targeting SMBC Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, and TEPCO and Chubu Electric, over their … 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

Woodside’s climate ‘plan’ full of hot air

Gas flaring at Woodside's Pluto LNG facility. Image credit CCWA

17 February 2022 Reacting to Woodside’s Climate Report released today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said, “Woodside’s three point ‘plan’ to address its gargantuan scope 3 emissions profile amounts to nothing more than more hot air.” “Investors must see through the greenwash and demand the company … Read More

Net Zero Australian banks fund $3.5bn carbon bomb

18 January 2022 NAB, ANZ and Westpac are among 18 global banks that have trashed any net zero commitments they have by lending1 US$3.49 billion to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for its purchase of a 49% stake in the Pluto LNG Train 2 gas processing facility, paving the way for … Read More

New ANZ climate policy shuffles Titanic chairs

26 November 2021 ANZ today updated its climate policy, which fails to prevent the bank funding new oil and gas projects and the companies pursuing them. This is despite the IEA concluding there is no room for new fossil fuel supply projects to achieve net-zero emissions globally by 2050. The … Read More