South32’s new climate plan won’t include scope 3 targets

29 October 2020 Diversified mining company South32 told shareholders today it would have “something to say” about its huge scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (those generated from the use of its products) when the company updates its climate policy next year. However, the company isn’t expected to include any clear … Read More

Bendigo Bank back-pedals on climate scenario analysis

27 October 2020 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank enjoys a lot of kudos for being one of Australia’s medium-sized banks that doesn’t invest in fossil fuels. Thousands of Australians have moved to Bendigo Bank as a result of its position on our banks comparison table. Yet at today’s annual meeting the … Read More

Boral too slow to address climate risk

27 October 2020 Climate change risk was once again on the agenda at Boral’s annual general meeting today, as it has been since 2017. Despite the clear expectations set by shareholders over these past years, Boral progress on addressing both the physical and transitional risks climate change poses to its … Read More

Worley stops short of 1.5°C assessment

26 October 2020 At its annual general meeting last Friday, Worley was a pains to stress the company’s support for a low-carbon energy transition. This is consistent with recent developments at the company, which has historically provided integral engineering services to facilitate the expansion of the oil and gas sector. … Read More

Suncorp and IAG dumping fossil fuels but policy gaps remain

Bush fire in Queensland

23 October 2020 Amidst ever-worsening extreme weather and the hits to their bottom lines it is causing, two of Australia’s three big insurers faced shareholders at their annual general meetings this week. Over the last 18 months both have taken significant steps away from supporting coal, oil and gas in … Read More

APA quizzed on gas plans inconsistent with the Paris Agreement

22 October 2020 Today’s AGM saw Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company quizzed about its plans to expand gas infrastructure. Plans that are inconsistent with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Chairman Michael Fraser sidestepped the revenue question, failing to provide the declines in revenue expected under 1.5°C and instead … Read More

Origin Energy shuts down Traditional Owner and climate change concerns

20 October 2020 Origin Energy took advantage of the COVID-19 situation to stifle shareholders’ rights to challenge the company at its annual general meeting today. After taking questions from shareholders for less than 40 minutes, Origin Chair Gordon Cairns refused to accept any more questions on Traditional Owner concerns around … Read More

BHP shareholders call out climate hypocrisy

14 October 2020 BHP shareholders used the mining giant’s annual general meeting today to call out the glaring inconsistency between BHP’s claimed commitment to the Paris climate goals and its plans to increase fossil fuel production. Last month, BHP set new targets to reduce its operational carbon emissions (known as … Read More