2018 Shareholder Resolutions

If you’re a shareholder in a listed company, you have a say in how it operates.

Market Forces is seeking to make the discussion and management of climate change risk mainstream in Australia’s boardrooms. We do this by engaging with companies, and where change isn’t forthcoming, by proposing resolutions company AGMs.

In Australia, it takes a minimum of 100 shareholders to lodge shareholder resolutions. Can you join us as one of the 100?

If you are a shareholder of Insurance Australia Group Ltd and would like to help lodge resolutions calling for improved climate risk management, please complete the web form below.

Thanks to the 100 shareholders that signed up to the Whitehaven resolution we were able to lodge and it has been announced on the ASX. You can see the full Whitehaven resolution below, or read about the resolution here.

To join the resolution, scroll to the form at the bottom of this page, select the company or companies you own shares in, then click next and complete the rest of the form. No physical signature is required.

By doing so you will appoint a representative of Market Forces to act on your behalf for the purpose of lodging the proposed resolutions and supporting statements.

The proposed resolutions consist of a special resolution to amend the relevant company’s constitution to allow shareholders to lodge ordinary resolutions, as well as ordinary resolutions requesting enhanced climate risk disclosure and management practices.

The Agency Agreement allows Market Forces to amend the proposed resolutions. We will communicate any significant changes to shareholders who have already joined.

If you cannot complete the web form for some reason, please email rachel@marketforces.org.au as soon as possible to arrange an alternative way to join the resolution.

If you want to know more there is an FAQ page here.

The resolutions will be lodged once a minimum of 100 shareholders of the relevant company have completed to the Agency Agreement. Please read the proposed resolutions and supporting statements by following the links in Step 2 below.

Market Forces is an affiliate project of Friends of the Earth Australia.

How to join the resolutions online

  • Read the resolutions

    Read the relevant resolutions and supporting statements. Click here to jump to this step.

  • Complete the online Agency Agreement form

    Complete the Agency Agreement form at the bottom of this page, which will allow Market Forces to lodge the relevant resolutions on your behalf. No physical signature is required. Click here to jump to this step.

  • Any questions?

    Check out our FAQ to learn more about shareholder resolutions and the Agency Agreement. Read the FAQ.


Step 1: Read the resolutions

Please click the link below to read the proposed resolutions and supporting statements.

You do not need to fill in the document linked below, just read through the content of the resolutions and supporting statements. To join the resolutions you just need to complete the Agency Agreement form in Step 2 at the bottom of this page.

If you agree with the resolutions, please continue to Step 2.


Step 2: Complete the Agency Agreement

By completing the webform below you are signing an Agency Agreement to allow a representative of Market Forces to lodge the proposed resolutions and supporting statements on your behalf.  Click here to see an example of an Agency Agreement.

How to complete the webform
  • Select the company for which you wish to allow a representative of Market Forces to lodge resolutions and supporting statements on your behalf. Then click the ‘Next’ button

  • Enter your shareholder information, then click ‘Next’

  • Read the confirmation statement and click the box to indicate your agreement. Click ‘Submit’ to finalise the Agency Agreement.