Westpac: a laggard on climate change

12 December 2019 Westpac’s board knew they would be facing fired-up shareholders at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) but perhaps weren’t prepared to bear the weight of responsibility for the impacts on communities and customers fighting the climate crisis.  Amid its recent scandals, the board was forced to address the … Read More

Shareholder revolt sees LNG Limited’s Chairman ousted

15 November 2019 LNG Limited shareholders are clearly fed up with the company’s terrible financial performance in recent years, with the company’s share price now sitting at less than 5% of its 2015 peak. Huge protest votes were cast by LNG Limited shareholders regarding all items of business at the … Read More

Media release: Suncorp dumps thermal coal

26 July 2019 In response to Market Forces lodging a shareholder resolution, Suncorp has revealed it is exiting the thermal coal sector, meaning there are now no Australian insurers willing to underwrite new thermal coal mines and power stations. A Suncorp spokesman told InsuranceNews, “Suncorp does not directly invest in, … Read More

Caltex – out of line & out of time

Anyone watching the presentation on sustainability at Caltex annual general meeting (AGM) today would think the company, the petroleum brand of Chevron, is earnest about tackling emissions. Chairman Steven Gregg insisted that Caltex is acting in line with the Paris Agreement and taking our global climate emergency seriously. However, a … Read More

Santos challenged over its plans to frack the Northern Territory

Santos AGM 2019 protest

2 May 2019 Shareholders and board members arriving at Santos’ annual general meeting (AGM) in Adelaide this morning were greeted by a large crowd highlighting Santos’ flagrant disregard for Indigenous land rights and a safe climate. The company plans to open up thousands of square kilometres of the Northern Territory … Read More