2019 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 at company AGMs.

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

Please complete the web form below if you are a shareholder of any of the following companies and would like to help lodge a shareholder resolution calling for company transition plans that align the business with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C:

  • AGL Energy
  • ANZ
  • BHP
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • National Australia Bank
  • Origin Energy
  • QBE Insurance Group
  • Rio Tinto
  • Westpac Banking Corp

To join the resolution, scroll to the form at the bottom of this page, select the company/ies 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 relevant resolutions.

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 a Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page here.

Each shareholder resolution consists of a special resolution intended to amend the relevant company’s constitutions to allow for ordinary resolutions to be lodged by shareholders, as well as an ordinary resolution requesting Paris-aligned transition planning.

The resolutions will be lodged once a minimum of 100 of the relevant company’s shareholders have completed to the Agency Agreement. Please read the proposed resolutions 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. 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 links below to read the proposed resolutions.

You do not need to fill in the document linked below, just read through the content of the resolutions. 

To join the resolution, once you have read the document linked below, exit out of that page, scroll down to the bottom of this page and complete the Agency Agreement form in Step 2.

If you agree with the relevant resolution(s), 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 with the relevant company or companies on your behalf.  Click here to see an example of the Agency Agreement.

How to complete the webform
  • Select the companies you hold shares in, 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, allowing Market Forces to add you to the relevant resolution(s).