New Hope shuts out shareholders at its 2022 AGM

New Hope Group's Bengalla coal mine, 2014.

24 November 2022 New Hope’s 2022 annual general meeting (AGM) descended to new lows this year, with very limited accessibility for shareholders. A site visit for shareholders to the company’s Bengalla mine scheduled before the AGM was also cancelled. The company held its 2022 AGM in the regional New South … Read More

Austbrokers under pressure due to Adani coal links

4 November 2022 Austbrokers parent company AUB Group trotted out several classic fossil fuel industry talking points at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney yesterday, in an attempt to justify its work arranging insurance for the climate-wrecking Adani/Bravus Carmichael coal project. Under questioning from shareholder proxies, AUB Chairman David … Read More

Were your retirement savings used to block climate action?

18 October 2022 Last Wednesday was a very sad day for climate action. Almost 95% of Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders – including our super funds – voted against a critical request for the bank to stop financing new and expansionary fossil fuel projects. We’re devastated at this abject failure by big … Read More

Big four Australian banks face shareholder climate backlash at AGMs

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 11 October 2022: Shareholder resolutions have been lodged with ANZ, NAB and Westpac calling on the banks to stop financing coal, oil and gas expansion.  The resolutions, lodged by hundreds of shareholders and coordinated by environmental finance organisation Market Forces, follow one that will go to a … Read More

14.5% of shareholders tell Woodside to start winding down production

19 May 2022 Responding to the shareholder vote on the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder resolution at Woodside’s AGM in Perth today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said: “Today 49% of Woodside’s shareholders rejected the company’s utterly inadequate approach to climate change, the largest vote against any Say … Read More

Investors give QBE a free pass despite hypocrisy on climate

Market Forces QBE Action Sydney 2018

6 May 2022 A shareholder resolution calling on QBE to align its oil and gas underwriting and investment with the goals of the Paris Agreement achieved 19.8% support at QBE Insurance’s AGM yesterday. As has been the case for several years now, the AGM was dominated by questions regarding QBE’s … Read More