Risks all round from Adani’s Abbot Point sale plans

23 May 2018. Adani’s plans to sell down their stake in the Abbot Point coal export terminal, with the assistance of investment bank Rothschild, are a win for the Carmichael mega mine project and a clear threat to the campaign to stop it, say environmental finance advocates Market Forces (“Adani looks … Read More

AECOM out! Adani loses last major engineering partner

AECOM, the engineering company that had been working to design Adani’s Galilee basin rail line, has stopped work and “demobilised” its team working on the project.  The company told the Guardian Australia that, despite being unable to finish the work due to lack of site access, “We’ve handed over our design to … Read More

Oil Search assets – eroded under 2 degrees

11/5/2018 At the Oil Search annual general meeting today chairman Richard Lee assured shareholders that Oil Search’s assets were safe under 2 degrees of global warming. Speaking about the company’s 2017 Climate Change Resilience Report he explained ‘the analysis concluded the PNG assets, the proposed expansion in PNG and the … Read More

Caltex proves fossil fuels are incompatible with 2 degrees

Caltex CEO Julian Segal made a perfect case for ditching the company’s fossil fuel-reliant business model yesterday at the company’s Annual General Meeting when he said “If we were to put a target to reduce emissions by 50%, that would mean closing the refinery at Lytton”. See the clip here: … Read More

Embattled AMP stands firm over new climate denier chairman

10 May 2018 Acting AMP chief executive Mike Wilkins today dismissed deep concern over incoming chairman David Murray’s controversial views on climate change at the financial services company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne.  Wilkins affirmed his backing for Murray, an outspoken climate sceptic, during a fiery question-time session in which furious shareholders grilled the board over revelations of … Read More

AMP appoints climate change denier as Chairman

David Murray

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has seen heads roll at AMP, with both the Chair Catherine Brenner and CEO Craig Meller leaving the financial services company. But in news today it was announced that former CEO of Commonwealth Bank and Future Fund Chair David Murray … Read More

QBE faces massive shareholder pressure at AGM

Australia’s biggest insurer and fossil fuel underwriter QBE Insurance admits it needs to manage climate change risks much better but rejects shareholder vote for action. 3 May 2018 Today a shareholder resolution calling on QBE to disclose the risks to its business from climate change was backed by 18.6% of … Read More

Fierce opposition to Narrabri gas project

3 May 2018 Gomeroi traditional owners and farmers from Narrabri made it very clear today at Santos’ annual general meeting (AGM) that they do not want Santos to go ahead with its unconventional gas project in the Pilliga Forest (known by traditional owners as the Billiga). Farmer Adam Macrae explained … Read More

Did your super fund vote for climate action?

You may have seen our recent research revealing that the vast majority of Australia’s biggest super funds are regularly voting against climate action at the companies they invest in. Well, super funds were given the opportunity to turn this trend around at three recent annual general meetings. Use the form … Read More

Big institutions back Rio Tinto resolution

2 May 2018 A resolution calling on Rio Tinto to publish the payments that it makes to groups lobbying on energy and climate policy, and to review whether such memberships are consistent with Rio’s stated support for emissions reductions, featured prominently at the company’s annual general meeting today.  The resolution … Read More