Bendigo Bank finally supports the Paris Agreement

17 August 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 in the (nearly) five years … Read More

Media release: Fossil fuel lending by Australian banks tops AU$35bn

New Market Forces analysis – Funding Climate Failure Wednesday 8 July, 2020: Despite repeated pledges and policies to the contrary, Australia’s big four banks have once again increased funding to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry over the past year. The figures mean fossil fuel lending has topped $35.5 … Read More

FAR Ltd betting against Paris climate goals

An offshore oil rig

27 May 2020 FAR Ltd is an oil and gas exploration company, with one major project nearing development: the Sangomar oil field off Senegal’s coast. With the company’s entire business model predicated on new oil and gas developments that cannot be burned in a 1.5°C warming scenario, Market Forces has … Read More

Adelaide Brighton investors must demand Paris-aligned targets

19 May 2020 In response to questioning from shareholders at its annual general meeting today, Australian construction material company Adelaide Brighton suggested its weak emission reduction targets could be stepped up to align with the Paris climate goals over the coming year. Investors must now use their position to hold … Read More

Westpac sets thermal coal exit date, re-commits to Paris alignment

4 May, 2020 Westpac’s Climate Change Action Plan Update, released today, is another nail in the coffin for thermal coal, while the seriousness of the bank’s broader commitment to lend in line with the Paris Agreement climate goals will be revealed in time via its oil and gas lending. Westpac … Read More

Media release: Siemens decides to work on Adani Carmichael coal project

Responding to the news that Siemens has decided to continue working on the Adani Carmichael coal export project, Market Forces Executive Director Julien Vincent said: “Siemens’ appalling decision to keep working on Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine shows its indifference to the horrendous climate change impacts being faced by Australia and the rest … Read More

Market Forces launches UniSuper DIVEST campaign

13 January 2020 Market Forces has joined with academics, scientists, researchers and university employees across Australia to launch a major new campaign to pressure super fund, UniSuper, to divest billions of dollars of members’ retirement savings from fossil fuel companies driving the climate crisis. To mark the start of the … Read More