94% of Beach Energy investors reject capital protection

Beach Energy field

25 November 2020 5.4% of shareholders today formally called on Australian-focused gas and oil company Beach Energy to wind up its fossil fuel production in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement by voting in favour of a resolution put forward by more than 100 shareholders, supported by Market … Read More

Horizon Oil challenged over sustainability

Horizon Oil's offshore operations in NZ

20 November 2020 Horizon Oil was questioned over the company’s sustainability in the face a Paris-aligned energy transition at its annual general meeting today. Horizon owns oil and gas exploration, development and production assets in China and New Zealand, having recently sold its beleaguered Papua New Guinea assets. The company … Read More

New Hope increasingly detached from reality

New Acland coal mine, Queensland. Credit: Lock the Gate alliance

17 November 2020 At its annual general meeting today, New Hope Corporation faced a shareholder resolution calling on the company to wind up its coal production in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. With the Board recommending shareholders vote against the resolution, and parent company Washington H … Read More

AustralianSuper’s new climate policy fails to raise the bar

17 November 2020 AustralianSuper’s new climate change policy has failed to even match, let alone improve on, the standard set by some of its big industry fund peers, disappointing members who were hoping to see the nation’s largest super fund take the lead on climate action. While there are some … Read More

Fortescue talks up renewable energy shift, but ignores many climate questions

11 November 2020 Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) founder and chair Andrew Forrest used today’s annual general meeting to announce the company’s plans to move heavily into renewable energy and green industry opportunities, but appeared to systematically ignore shareholder questions on climate change. FMG has committed over $1 billion to its … Read More

South32’s new climate plan won’t include scope 3 targets

29 October 2020 Diversified mining company South32 told shareholders today it would have “something to say” about its huge scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (those generated from the use of its products) when the company updates its climate policy next year. However, the company isn’t expected to include any clear … Read More

Bendigo Bank back-pedals on climate scenario analysis

27 October 2020 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank enjoys a lot of kudos for being one of Australia’s medium-sized banks that doesn’t invest in fossil fuels. Thousands of Australians have moved to Bendigo Bank as a result of its position on our banks comparison table. Yet at today’s annual meeting the … Read More

Boral too slow to address climate risk

27 October 2020 Climate change risk was once again on the agenda at Boral’s annual general meeting today, as it has been since 2017. Despite the clear expectations set by shareholders over these past years, Boral progress on addressing both the physical and transitional risks climate change poses to its … Read More

Worley stops short of 1.5°C assessment

26 October 2020 At its annual general meeting last Friday, Worley was a pains to stress the company’s support for a low-carbon energy transition. This is consistent with recent developments at the company, which has historically provided integral engineering services to facilitate the expansion of the oil and gas sector. … Read More