14.5% of shareholders tell Woodside to start winding down production

19 May 2022 Responding to the shareholder vote on the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder resolution at Woodside’s AGM in Perth today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said: “Today 49% of Woodside’s shareholders rejected the company’s utterly inadequate approach to climate change, the largest vote against any Say … Read More

Super funds undermining climate commitments

29 November 2021 Our super funds have had a number of critical opportunities to force companies they invest in to step up on climate action over the past couple of months. Yet our new analysis finds they’ve been squandering these opportunities by voting against climate action. With more crucial climate … Read More

Shareholders call for true climate leadership from BHP

Updated 9am, 12 November 2021 A total of 14.2% of BHP Group’s investors have defied the board to demand the company responsibly wind up its fossil fuel production assets in line with its stated support for net zero emissions by 2050. This morning’s ASX announcement of the combined votes for … Read More

Suncorp and IAG not closing fossil fuel policy gaps

22 October 2021 Amidst ever-worsening extreme weather and the hits to their bottom lines it is causing, two of Australia’s three big insurers faced shareholders at their annual general meetings (AGM) recently (IAG was today, Suncorp on September 23rd). Over the last two years both have taken significant steps away … Read More

99% of Rio Tinto shareholders vote for Paris-aligned emission targets

6 May 2021 99% of Rio Tinto’s investors today voted in favour of a Market Forces-coordinated resolution calling for Paris-aligned emission reduction targets, on the back of a supporting statement which tears the company’s current targets to shreds. The vote came after Rio waved the white flag in the arguments … Read More

QBE’s do-nothing oil and gas policy critiqued at AGM

05 MAY 2021 Today’s QBE annual general meeting (AGM) saw a significant increase in the shareholder vote on a resolution calling for the insurer to set Paris-aligned oil and gas exposure targets, despite the company having attempted to placate investors with a lacklustre policy update in the interim. 21.4% of … Read More

10% of Oil Search shareholders call for fossil fuel wind up plan

30 April 2021 Almost a tenth of Oil Search’s investors today told the Australian stock exchange’s third largest undiversified oil and gas producer to wind up fossil fuel production and return capital to shareholders. The vote for the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder proposal follows votes of 19% and 13% for similar … Read More