Media release: Commbank confirms coal exit

Chairperson Catherine Livingstone will use today’s AGM to confirm Commonwealth Bank’s exit from investment in coal. In a statement submitted to the ASX and soon to be delivered at the AGM, Ms Livingstone says “our coal funding is comparatively small and has been trending down for some time. We expect … Read More

Senex not aware of the TCFD

15 November 2017 Today shareholders asked Senex about whether it has plans to transition to lower carbon emitting activities in line with the two degree Paris climate commitments. In short, the answer was no. Senex Energy is an Australian energy company listed on the ASX which engages in oil and gas … Read More

Medibank divestment driven by health impacts of climate change

13 November 2017 Australia’s biggest health insurer today announced it will divest from fossil fuels due to the negative health impacts of climate change. This is a huge win for the thousands of shareholders, customers and other members of the community who have contacted Medibank to point out the contradiction … Read More

Cooper Energy: receiving funding from ANZ

At the Cooper Energy annual general meeting board members asserted they were conscious of environmental impacts, however they were unable to give specific details about their plans as they weren’t yet formulated. Managing Director, David Maxwell, also announced a drastic change in the company’s asset portfolio from 100% crude oil reserves … Read More

Karoon Gas: “Targets in terms of our GHG emissions will be meaningless”

9 November 2017 This morning at the Annual General Meeting of Karoon Gas in Melbourne, Chairman David Klingner expressed that setting targets in terms of Karoon’s GHG emissions will be meaningless. This is completely contradictory to the company’s commitment to disclose information in accordance to the final recommendations made by the … Read More

Fortescue avoids tough questions on climate

9 November 2017 Yesterday Fortescue Metals Group failed to give a clear time frame for implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). As one of Australia’s major energy users, Fortescue must demonstrate how it plans to deal with both the physical and transitional risks associated … Read More

Downer refuses to shed any light on Chinese involvement in Adani mine

2 November 2017 The board of Downer EDI today came under intense pressure from shareholders at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over the company’s relationship with Adani and the planned Carmichael coal mine. In an unprecedented move that suggested the board wanted the meeting over and done with as quickly … Read More

Boral: “Climate not a significant risk”

2 November 2017 Last financial year, Boral Ltd spent around $300 million on energy and emitted 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. So far this financial year the company has suffered losses of up to $10m due to the impacts of hurricanes in the US, which were exacerbated by climate … Read More

APA’s partnership with Santos faces shareholder citicism

27 October 2017 At the annual general meeting of APA held this morning in Sydney, company executives were asked several questions from shareholders regarding their Western Slopes Pipeline project in Northern NSW. The $450 million pipeline project is a partnership with Santos to connect coal seam gas (CSG) from their … Read More