Shareholder Action 2017

Market Forces is working with shareholders to put climate change on the agenda of Australia’s biggest companies, and getting some great results. Below are some highlights from annual general meetings held in the second half of 2017. Get involvedDONATE TO SUPPORT OUR SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM WORKUse your power as a shareholder … Read More

AGL shareholders back Liddell closure, call for rapid coal exit

27 September 2017 At AGL’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Melbourne, 126 shareholders, collectively holding a position in the company worth $5.4 million, delivered a statement, supporting the board’s decision to close its Liddell coal power station in 2022. The shareholders asked that the board reaffirm these plans, a move … Read More

How renewable are the “Big Three” energy retailers?

Originally posted 31 March 2015. Figures correct at 30 June, 2016 AGL, Origin Energy and Energy Australia are known as the “big three” electricity companies, dominating the Australian energy retailing industry. While all three claim to be supporters of renewable energy, AGL, Origin and Energy Australia all still rely heavily on … Read More

Allianz, world’s largest insurer, dumps coal

24 November 2015 Allianz Investment Management, the money management arm of the largest insurer in the world, has committed to divesting coal from their portfolios. The firm manages in excess of EUR 600 billion of assets covering the liabilities of the insurer. In an interview with broadcaster ZDF, Chief Investment … Read More