ANZ pulls the wool over investors eyes on climate at 2022 AGM

Australia New Zealand Bank

15 December 2022 Just over 8% of shareholders voted in favour of a formal proposal calling on the bank to demonstrate how its funding would not be used for new fossil fuel projects at today’s annual general meeting. Last month, a UN High-level Expert Group confirmed what many experts have … Read More

Westpac’s ‘laughable’ greenwashing called out at 2022 AGM

14 December 2022 Over 10% of Westpac’s shareholders defied the board to support a formal proposal calling on the bank to demonstrate how its funding won’t be used for new fossil fuel projects at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne. The bank was also grilled over the community costs … Read More

Westpac sees climate impacts, increases fossil fuel exposure

Westpac, which has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, revealed an 11% increase in FY22 of its overall exposure to fossil fuels, with the increases attributed to customers in the coal rail transportation, LNG terminal, and oil and gas sectors.  Westpac cited that … Read More

Big super funds quietly selling down shares in Santos and Woodside

18 October 2022 The latest round of mandatory super fund disclosures reveal that most of Australia’s biggest super funds are selling shares in climate wrecking oil and gas companies Santos and Woodside. Some funds, however, have significantly increased their stake in these companies, which are both pursuing new oil and … Read More

Members divest millions from HESTA over fossil fuels

School Strikers do not endorse HESTA

17 June 2022 Today, more than one hundred health and community services workers across Australia shifted millions of dollars away from HESTA over the fund’s investments in companies expanding fossil fuels. In the single biggest climate divestment day targeting a superannuation fund in Australia’s history, more than 130 members of … Read More