Shareholders concerned about LNG Limited’s attitude

In response to a shareholder’s question at LNG Ltd’s annual general meeting yesterday in Melbourne, the company’s auditor failed to define climate change as a material risk. The auditor also claimed that it wasn’t their job to assess matters of business risk. An unusual answer considering that in other companies, … Read More

BHP stands by climate-wrecking MCA

Protestors against BHP

Melbourne, 16 November 2017 Yesterday’s BHP Billiton Annual General Meeting in Melbourne was notable for protests outside, and unhappy shareholders inside, who questioned the company’s record on climate change, its relationship with indigenous peoples and its response to the Samarco dam disaster in 2015. BHP is Australia’s largest diversified mining … Read More

Media release: Commbank confirms coal exit

Chairperson Catherine Livingstone will use today’s AGM to confirm Commonwealth Bank’s exit from investment in coal. In a statement submitted to the ASX and soon to be delivered at the AGM, Ms Livingstone says “our coal funding is comparatively small and has been trending down for some time. We expect … Read More

Senex not aware of the TCFD

15 November 2017 Today shareholders asked Senex about whether it has plans to transition to lower carbon emitting activities in line with the two degree Paris climate commitments. In short, the answer was no. Senex Energy is an Australian energy company listed on the ASX which engages in oil and gas … Read More

Medibank divestment driven by health impacts of climate change

13 November 2017 Australia’s biggest health insurer today announced it will divest from fossil fuels due to the negative health impacts of climate change. This is a huge win for the thousands of shareholders, customers and other members of the community who have contacted Medibank to point out the contradiction … Read More

Cooper Energy: receiving funding from ANZ

At the Cooper Energy annual general meeting board members asserted they were conscious of environmental impacts, however they were unable to give specific details about their plans as they weren’t yet formulated. Managing Director, David Maxwell, also announced a drastic change in the company’s asset portfolio from 100% crude oil reserves … Read More

Karoon Gas: “Targets in terms of our GHG emissions will be meaningless”

9 November 2017 This morning at the Annual General Meeting of Karoon Gas in Melbourne, Chairman David Klingner expressed that setting targets in terms of Karoon’s GHG emissions will be meaningless. This is completely contradictory to the company’s commitment to disclose information in accordance to the final recommendations made by the … Read More

Fortescue avoids tough questions on climate

9 November 2017 Yesterday Fortescue Metals Group failed to give a clear time frame for implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). As one of Australia’s major energy users, Fortescue must demonstrate how it plans to deal with both the physical and transitional risks associated … Read More