ANZ missing its own climate mark

ANZ, which claims to be committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, today revealed significant increases in the emissions intensity of its power generation portfolio and its overall oil and gas exposure.  In FY22, ANZ increased its exposure to upstream oil and gas extraction, … Read More

Were your retirement savings used to block climate action?

18 October 2022 Last Wednesday was a very sad day for climate action. Almost 95% of Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders – including our super funds – voted against a critical request for the bank to stop financing new and expansionary fossil fuel projects. We’re devastated at this abject failure by big … Read More

Big four Australian banks face shareholder climate backlash at AGMs

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 11 October 2022: Shareholder resolutions have been lodged with ANZ, NAB and Westpac calling on the banks to stop financing coal, oil and gas expansion.  The resolutions, lodged by hundreds of shareholders and coordinated by environmental finance organisation Market Forces, follow one that will go to a … Read More

Santos sanctions another new project incompatible with 1.5°C

17 August 2022 Australia’s second biggest oil and gas producer, Santos, has today announced a final investment decision on the new Pikka Phase 1 oil project in Alaska. The decision comes despite the International Energy Agency’s warning that no new oil fields should be developed beyond those approved as of … Read More

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