Media Release: HCF Becomes First Health Insurer to Dump Fossil Fuels

Melbourne, 10 February 2017 Finance campaign group Market Forces is welcoming the announcement that private health fund HCF will divest from all fossil fuels in the first quarter of this year. Representing over 680,000 Australians and responsible for $2 billion of assets, HCF holds more than $200 million in equities, … Read More

Media Release: Australians hoodwinked by superfunds over multi-million dollar executive fossil fuel exploration bonuses

Melbourne, Thursday 29 September, 2016: A new report released today by environmental finance campaigners Market Forces reveals the multi-million dollar bonuses awarded to Australian and international fossil fuel company executives for expanding reserves which are unburnable under any plausible two degree climate scenario – and the duplicity of superannuation funds … Read More

Media Release: Australians reject super funds’ trillion-dollar secret

Melbourne, Friday 23 September, 2016: According to analysis by environmental finance campaigners Market Forces, 83% of assets under management in Australia’s fifty largest superannuation funds are undisclosed, equating to nearly $1 trillion of assets. The analysis comes as new polling commissioned by Market Forces reveals 86% of Australians believe they … Read More

Media Release: New campaign targets QBEs climate hypocrisy

Monday 2nd May, 2016 As QBE prepares for its Sydney AGM in Sydney on Wednesday, Market Forces has today launched a new campaign calling on the insurance company to stop ‘making climate change possible.’ Activists this morning visited the company’s headquarters in Sydney, to colourfully highlight the company’s role as a major insurer … Read More

Media Release: Australia’s biggest super fund rejects fossil fuels

Melbourne, Friday 15 April 2016 Market Forces is today welcoming the announcement by AustralianSuper – Australia’s largest super fund – to create a new sustainable investment option which excludes companies with fossil fuel reserves. However, the financial activist group is warning that despite the shift, the vast majority of the … Read More

Media Release: Peabody bankruptcy a cautionary tale for Australian investors

Melbourne, Wednesday 13 April 2016 Today’s long-expected bankruptcy announcement by Peabody should serve a cautionary tale to Australian investors still holding fossil fuel stocks, according to financial activist group Market Forces. “Australian investors who held Peabody stocks since 2011 would have been severely burned by the decline of the company,” … Read More