4 February 2019 As Australians suffer under record-breaking extreme temperatures, bushfires and floods, Market Forces has launched an outdoor advertising campaign demanding Australia’s major global insurance company end its support for the fossil fuel companies driving global warming. Thanks to donations from Market Forces supporters, the billboard on the City … Read More
Today’s release of the Royal Commission’s report into the financial services industry will chronicle the recent misconduct of the major banks and plot a course for how the industry can restore some integrity. It’s going to be a long road back, but one opportunity for redemption comes in the role banks can play reshaping our energy landscape.
February 2019 Every year, Australian governments and their departments spend billions of dollars of your money to help more coal, gas and oil to be extracted and burned. Favourable decisions include: Meanwhile, drought and extreme temperatures are fast becoming the new normal and annual carbon emissions were up by 0.6% … Read More
A search of Australian Super’s investments has shockingly revealed that it holds $9 million worth of shares in Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd – one of the Adani group of companies. This is the same Adani that has been fighting tooth and nail to get the disastrous Carmichael … Read More
HSBC’s coal power policy, released at its April 2018 AGM, boldly states it will not finance new coal-fired power plants, with some exceptions. It will still finance projects in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia, with further limits on the carbon intensity and financial close dates of the projects. The countries HSBC … Read More
Op-ed by Julien Vincent, executive director Market Forces Published in Asia Times, 21 January 2018 While 2018 climate-change news was dominated by President Donald Trump’s announcement of the United States’ intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, it was also a year when the financial sector continued its inexorable march … Read More
Incitec Pivot is an Australian multinational corporation that manufactures fertiliser, explosives, chemicals, and delivers mining services. At its annual general meeting yesterday, chairman Paul Brasher was asked if the board support the goals of the Paris climate agreement. Brasher refused to take a stance saying: “Our position is we will … Read More
Orica provide explosives, blasting and tunnelling services to the mining, oil and gas, and construction industries. Unlike some of its industry peers, Orica’s published reports do give shareholders some sense of reality: the company accepts the science of climate change, recognises the need for scenario analysis, and this year began … Read More