2015 was a monumental year for campaigning to get finance and investment away from fossil fuels. Check out some of our wins and highlights of the year!
15 December 2015 Early last week, Vision Super posted a press release on their website announcing their commitment to sustainable investment. Vision Super also updated their website, adding a page dedicated to “Sustainable Super” and the calming image of a wind farm on its home page. This was followed by … Read More
26 November 2015 HESTA is an industry super fund for health and community services workers, managing around $32 billion for 800,000 odd members. In September last year, HESTA made a welcome announcement restricting future thermal coal investments across its portfolios. But the divestment was limited to just a fraction of … Read More
16 September 2015 Similar to our own Super Switch project, the Fossil Free Funds initiative has been launched by US non-profit As You Sow. The project makes it simple for users to research their exposure to fossil fuel companies through the holdings of their investment funds. Tools like these are hugely important for people to … Read More
12 September 2015 So First State Super has joined the divestment party, albeit turning up with warm VB rather than the ice cold microbrew we were hoping for. On Wednesday evening, the fund advised its members that it would be divesting from fossil fuels in its Socially Responsible Investment option. … Read More
24 March 2014 Well here’s a sign that the coal industry is in trouble. But its going to need a response. The Australian newspaper ran a story that documented the coal industry’s plans to lobby fund managers – including Australian superannuation funds – to stay invested in coal. BHP, Glencore … Read More
Update – result: Ian Dunlop was unsuccessful in his campaigns to gain a seat on the BHP Billiton Board in both 2013 and 2014 – you can read a summary of the 2014 campaign on Ian’s website. Read the initial post below: 20 October 2013 This is something we never … Read More
Melbourne / Canberra, 11 March 2013 Polling has revealed that a quarter of superannuation fund members – representing $247 billion in pooled funds – would be prepared to move change superannuation funds if their current provider is found to be invested in coal and coal seam gas. The poll, conducted … Read More