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

General Electric chooses to ignore clean energy transition

10 May 2019 Yesterday in New York at General Electric’s (GE) annual general meeting, (AGM) shareholders called out their CEO, H. Lawrence Culp Jr., for GE’s role in constructing new coal-fired power stations around the world, jeopardizing its own future viability as an energy company and that of our collective … Read More

QBE leaves door open to oil and gas phase out

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QBE Insurance faced a barrage of questions as well as a shareholder resolution calling for the company to set targets to phase out its exposure to all fossil fuels at its annual general meeting on 9 May 2019. Although QBE took a big step forward in March when it committed … Read More

Adelaide Brighton: not making concrete commitments to Paris

10 May 2019Australian cement manufacturer Adelaide Brighton’s CEO Nick Miller said today that there are opportunities to align his company’s emission reduction targets with the Paris climate accord, although made no commitments. His statement was in response to a shareholder at the company’s annual general meeting asking if Adelaide Brighton … Read More