Fortescue talks up renewable energy shift, but ignores many climate questions

11 November 2020 Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) founder and chair Andrew Forrest used today’s annual general meeting to announce the company’s plans to move heavily into renewable energy and green industry opportunities, but appeared to systematically ignore shareholder questions on climate change. FMG has committed over $1 billion to its … Read More

Central Petroleum fails to back up climate risk claims

10 November 2020 With major investment decisions on new gas projects expected in the next two years, shareholders attending Central’s annual general meeting today wanted to know if the company is manging the risk that its gas projects will be left stranded by the transition to a low-carbon economy. Leading … Read More

South32’s new climate plan won’t include scope 3 targets

29 October 2020 Diversified mining company South32 told shareholders today it would have “something to say” about its huge scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (those generated from the use of its products) when the company updates its climate policy next year. However, the company isn’t expected to include any clear … Read More

Bendigo Bank back-pedals on climate scenario analysis

27 October 2020 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank enjoys a lot of kudos for being one of Australia’s medium-sized banks that doesn’t invest in fossil fuels. Thousands of Australians have moved to Bendigo Bank as a result of its position on our banks comparison table. Yet at today’s annual meeting the … Read More

Boral too slow to address climate risk

27 October 2020 Climate change risk was once again on the agenda at Boral’s annual general meeting today, as it has been since 2017. Despite the clear expectations set by shareholders over these past years, Boral progress on addressing both the physical and transitional risks climate change poses to its … Read More

Worley stops short of 1.5°C assessment

26 October 2020 At its annual general meeting last Friday, Worley was a pains to stress the company’s support for a low-carbon energy transition. This is consistent with recent developments at the company, which has historically provided integral engineering services to facilitate the expansion of the oil and gas sector. … Read More

Suncorp and IAG dumping fossil fuels but policy gaps remain

Bush fire in Queensland

23 October 2020 Amidst ever-worsening extreme weather and the hits to their bottom lines it is causing, two of Australia’s three big insurers faced shareholders at their annual general meetings this week. Over the last 18 months both have taken significant steps away from supporting coal, oil and gas in … Read More

APA quizzed on gas plans inconsistent with the Paris Agreement

22 October 2020 Today’s AGM saw Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company quizzed about its plans to expand gas infrastructure. Plans that are inconsistent with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Chairman Michael Fraser sidestepped the revenue question, failing to provide the declines in revenue expected under 1.5°C and instead … Read More