Medibank, NIB & HCF divestment job half-done

24 September 2018 The world’s foremost medical journal, The Lancet, has called climate change the “biggest global health threat of the 21st Century”. As global warming worsens, doctors, nurses and medical scientists all over the world are raising the alarm over the health impacts of crop failure, the spread of … Read More

Suncorp continues to divest from fossil fuels

20 September 2018 Today Suncorp demonstrated it has climate change firmly on its agenda and confirmed it continues to divest from fossil fuels. The company is one of Australia’s largest insurance providers, a sector recognised as highly exposed to the physical risks posed by climate change, such as weather-related catastrophes. Earlier this year, … Read More

Adani accused of not paying contractors

17 September 2018 The Australian Financial Review reports today that two companies, AECOM and Jangga Operations, are claiming they are owed money by Adani for work the companies did on the Carmichael coal project. Engineering and design group Aecom is trying to recover almost $17 million it alleges it is … Read More

Who’s coming clean on climate risk?

10 September 2018 If you’ve been following our work closely over the last couple of years, you’ll know we’ve put a lot of effort into forcing companies to come clean on the financial risks they face from climate change. If this is news to you, you may want to have … Read More

Investing in the Dark

Australia’s largest companies are making painfully slow progress towards climate risk disclosure, demonstrating a need for increased action from investors and regulators. Since March, while companies’ reporting on climate risk governance has significantly improved, very little movement has occurred on some of the integral ‘strategy’ elements of climate risk disclosure. The … Read More

The power of finance to slow new coal plants

Market Forces in the media By Julien Vincent, executive director Op-ed in the Asia Times, August 29, 2018 So far, 2018 has seen seven banks dominant in Southeast Asia either release or update their policies related to coal, the single-biggest source of greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide. This number is soon to … Read More

Japanese bank policies rule out one third of overseas coal plant finance

Coal stacks

Market Forces in the media RenewEconomy, 28 August 2018 Bernadette Maheandiran, Market Forces Legal Analyst In a major shift from some of the world’s largest funders of coal power, new policies should rule out financial support to a third of the coal-fired power stations currently under consideration by Japan’s three major … Read More