BHP commits to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050

7 November, 2019 BHP Chair Ken MacKenzie has publicly applauded the European Commission’s proposal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. However, until now it has been unclear as to whether BHP will adopt the same goals. This appears to have resolved at today’s annual general meeting in Sydney, where a … Read More

Expectations set for Boral’s next steps on climate risk

6 November 2019 As a major greenhouse gas polluter with exposure to the coal power sector, Boral still has plenty of work to do on climate risk management. Two years ago, Boral didn’t think climate change posed a significant risk to its business. For a company that in 2017 had … Read More

Wagners willing to risk business for Adani

31 October 2019 Construction company Wagners made it clear at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Queensland yesterday that it is not concerned by the reputational and financial risks of working on the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project. The company, which has seen significant drops in its share price over … Read More

Fortescue Metals Group falling behind on scope 3 emissions

29 October 2019 One of Australia’s biggest iron ore miners is falling behind its peers when it comes to managing the risks posed by its emissions-intensive value chain. Earlier this year, Fortescue Metals Group CEO Elizabeth Gaines said scope 3 emissions should not be considered in government project approvals processes. … Read More

Bendigo Bank fails to back Paris Agreement for second year running

29 October 2019 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. But at the bank’s annual general … Read More

IAG obscures its fossil fuel investments

25 October 2019 At its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today, IAG faced calls from investors to fully disclose its fossil fuel investment exposure and set targets to reduce that exposure in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. IAG’s chair said getting fossil fuel exposure down to … Read More

South32 lagging on climate plans

24 October 2019 South32’s failure to bring forward emission reduction plans and commit to addressing downstream emissions leaves the company behind its big mining peers. Diversified miner South32 today confirmed it won’t be updating its emission reduction plans and targets until 2021. This will leave the company behind its big … Read More

APA’s gas pipe dreams A-OK with investors

24 October 2019 Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company’s plans for gas expansion are inconsistent with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. But investors don’t seem to care. With gas use for primary energy expected to fall to 25% by 2030 under a 1.5°C warming scenario, shareholders attending APA’s annual … Read More

Worley rules out Adani, but fossil fuels still on the agenda

21 October 2019 After years of pressure, Worley has finally confirmed it “has no intention” of working on the Adani Carmichael coal mine project. Engineering firm Worley was previously engaged to provide the design and construction of Adani’s original railway plan to haul coal from the Carmichael mine to the … Read More