AGL shareholders demand coal plant closure

19 September 2019 AGL shareholders today sent a strong message to Australia’s biggest climate polluter, with more than 30% voting in favour of a resolution demanding the company reduce emissions in line with the Paris climate goals. Only twice before has a climate change-related shareholder proposal received more than 20% … Read More

Our super funds can help sway climate-change targets

18 September 2019 Market Forces in the Media: Op-ed in the Sydney Morning Herald by Julien Vincent, Executive Director, Market Forces It was one of the loudest signals yet that Australian superannuation funds wanted strong action on climate change. Ahead of this year’s G20 meeting in Japan, the likes of … Read More

Macquarie’s slow progress leaves room for gas expansion

25 July 2019 Macquarie Group’s annual general meeting today saw the company face community and shareholder backlash over its advisory role on the huge Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the United States. While Macquarie has made some good progress on climate risk disclosure this year, the company’s … Read More

FAR not modelling climate transition risks to business

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Market Forces has named FAR as one of the 21 companies that investors should immediately divest from. Why? Because the company has had more than three years to show it can transition to be in line with the Paris Agreement. It has not only failed at this but is also … Read More

Sydney Airport: taking climate seriously after flooding events

Sydney Airport is at risk from climate change related flooding

24 May 2019 What a difference a year (and some runway flooding) makes! Sydney Airport’s chairman Trevor Gerber has certainly changed his tune on taking climate risk seriously since last year’s annual general meeting. Back then, Gerber didn’t think the risks of inundation from global sea level rises was much … Read More

Buru Energy’s own testing shows higher levels of chemical contaminants

Buru Energy, a West Australian-based exploration and production company, is planning to re-inject wastewater from fracking wells into the earth said chairman Eric Streitberg at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Perth. According to the Buru Energy WA fracking inquiry, the company has admitted that testing of flowback fluids from … Read More

Talanx leaves open loopholes to underwrite Vietnamese coal power

10 May 2019 German insurer Talanx announced last month it planned to stop underwriting new coal power plants and coal mines, and envisages that its portfolio would no longer include any coal-fired power plants or coal mines from 2038 onward. While this sounds good on paper, its policy has significant … Read More