Net Zero Australian banks fund $3.5bn carbon bomb

18 January 2022 NAB, ANZ and Westpac are among 18 global banks that have trashed any net zero commitments they have by lending1 US$3.49 billion to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for its purchase of a 49% stake in the Pluto LNG Train 2 gas processing facility, paving the way for … Read More

Tell ANZ: net-zero by 2050 = no new fossil fuels

Australia New Zealand Bank

16 December 2021 ANZ shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is ANZ’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More

Spread the word about ANZ’s dirty fossil fuel funding

Australia New Zealand Bank

16 December 2021 ANZ shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is ANZ’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More

ANZ forced to address heavy fossil fuel funding at 2021 AGM

Australia New Zealand Bank

16 December 2021 ANZ faced a formal proposal from shareholders that it commit to stop funding new fossil fuel projects at today’s annual general meeting (AGM). Despite attempts to avoid accountability, the bank’s board also received a barrage of tough questions over its continued heavy funding for fossil fuels, including … Read More

New ANZ climate policy shuffles Titanic chairs

26 November 2021 ANZ today updated its climate policy, which fails to prevent the bank funding new oil and gas projects and the companies pursuing them. This is despite the IEA concluding there is no room for new fossil fuel supply projects to achieve net-zero emissions globally by 2050. The … Read More

ANZ fails to rule out funding fossil fuel expansion amidst climate crisis

Australia New Zealand Bank

26 November 2021 ANZ, a bank purportedly committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, today released an updated climate policy that does nothing to prevent it from funding new climate-wrecking oil and gas projects and the companies pursuing them. The policy update comes just months after the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Read More

New Hope Corporation doubles down on coal during farcical 2021 AGM

New Hope Group's Bengalla coal mine, 2014.

19 November 2021 Coal miner New Hope Corporation’s 2021 AGM descended into farce yesterday, with technology issues compounding upon the company’s evasive approach to shareholder accountability.  Despite this, New Hope’s board still found time to double-down on its commitment to climate-wrecking coal, admitting New Hope intends to continue deriving around … Read More

ASIC investigation requested into New Hope statements

New Acland coal mine - Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance

21 July 2021 Australian coal company New Hope has a track-record of dodging questions about the material financial risks to its business from climate change. That’s why this week EDO Australia, on behalf of Market Forces, wrote to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requesting an investigation into potentially … Read More