Will your super fund vote for or against climate action?

Oil Search and Santos are two of Australia’s largest oil and gas companies – and neither is addressing the risks of climate change. Oil Search is one of the biggest companies operating in Papua New Guinea, a country already feeling the effects of climate change. Sea level rise has forced residents … Read More

Santos shareholders lodge climate risk resolution

6 March 2017 Market Forces and over 100 individual shareholders have filed a resolution with the oil and gas major, Santos, demanding the company acknowledge and assess the risks posed to its business by climate change. The resolution is the first attempt to enforce the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on … Read More

Shareholders revolt over ANZ’s climate destruction

Update: 10 am, Saturday 17 December 2016 In news breaking this morning, ANZ’s CEO Shayne Elliott told media after the AGM that ANZ’s coal mining exposure was shrinking and he didn’t see a reversal of that trend, effectively ruling out funding for the Adani Carmichael project! Massive! @ANZ_AU CEO Shayne … Read More

Westpac tests the patience of ethical investors

9 December 2016 Westpac’s ‘clean and green’ image was shattered today at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Adelaide. It started outside the venue where a group of young people presented Westpac with a ‘climate hypocrite’ award for their bankrolling of dirty fossil fuel projects. The world famous fish ‘Nemo’ … Read More

Karoon Gas: Reducing our emissions would be a pointless gesture

1 December 2016 Karoon Gas held its AGM in Melbourne yesterday, and confirmed it’s business as usual for the oil and gas explorer, despite its stated support for the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The company’s responses to shareholder questions around climate risk, potentially stranded … Read More

Stanmore Coal: Failing to plan or planning to fail?

30 November 2016 Stanmore Coal owns and operates nine coal mining projects in Queensland, including open cut and underground mines, as well as a number of projects in development. Like most pure play fossil fuel companies, Stanmore is in denial about the future of coal in the wake of the Paris … Read More

IOOF deflect on climate risk

How to Switch Banks and Make it Count

24 November 2016 IOOF is an investment management and financial services company listed in the ASX 100, administering over $130 billion on behalf of its clients. The company offers retail superannuation products, which currently boast almost half a million members. Despite very limited disclosure of portfolio holdings, we know IOOF invests its … Read More

New Hope Group: bravely struggling against reality

18 November 2016 Queensland coal miner New Hope Group owns the New Acland, West Moreton and Bengalla coal mines. As a pure-play coal miner that’s currently trying to expand its Acland operations, New Hope’s current business model is completely out of step with global efforts to curb carbon emissions to … Read More

BHP’s Minerals Council membership touches a nerve

17 November 2016 With operations in over 25 countries, BHP Billiton is one of the world’s largest mining companies. Two years ago the company was rated one of the top twenty most carbon polluting companies. The mining giant has also been involved in several environmental disasters such as the Ok … Read More

AWE & Senex Energy: in deep denial

16 November 2016 Shareholders of AWE Ltd and Senex Energy Ltd gathered for their Annual General Meetings today, in Sydney and Brisbane respectively. While it’s a coincidence that their AGMs were held on the same day, there are a number of similarities between the two companies. Both are mid-cap upstream … Read More