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

Macquarie fails to commit to coal and gas phase outs

30 July 2020 Major Australian financial institution Macquarie was today challenged over its involvement in the coal and gas industries, and the risks this poses to shareholders, communities and the environment. Macquarie claims its “lending exposures to [the coal] sector are limited and we expect them to run off over … Read More

13 fossil fuel companies named in climate risk complaint

An offshore oil rig

2 March 2020 Market Forces has written to corporate watchdog ASIC to raise concerns about fossil fuel producers’ climate risk disclosures, or lack thereof. Like other financial regulators, ASIC has been stepping up its scrutiny of companies’ disclosure and management of the financial risks posed by climate change. ASIC’s 2018 … Read More

Cue Energy’s empty words on climate change is not enough.

10 December 2019 Cue Energy, an Australian ASX-listed oil and gas company that operates in Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia, had to fend off numerous climate-related questions at its annual general meeting yesterday in Melbourne. In its annual report, the company states: “(Cue) recognizes that the management of the … Read More

Oil and gas still a major focus for Karoon Energy

An offshore oil rig

29 November 2019 Karoon Energy has been given plenty of opportunities to provide a credible and evidence-based climate risk management plan, but continues to shirk this responsibility to its shareholders. At Karoon’s 2018 AGM, CEO Robert Hosking claimed “We are at heart environmentalists”. But when asked by shareholders to provide … Read More

Super funds let Beach Energy off the hook on climate change

26 November 2019 Another week, another Australian fossil fuel company belies super funds’ climate engagement claims. Earlier this year, Market Forces named oil and gas producer Beach Energy as one of the 21 big Australian companies undermining climate action. With plans to spend around $750 million each year to massively … Read More

Horizon Oil’s expansion undermines Paris climate goals

Horizon Oil's offshore operations in NZ

22 November 2019 Horizon Oil’s cursory approach to climate risk disregards the reality that the Paris Agreement leaves no room for oil expansion. According to its Sustainability Report, Horizon Oil is working towards full implementation of the G20 Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations. However, Horizon’s disclosures to … Read More

Seven Group Holdings has no fossil fuel exit plan

Seven Group Holdings AGM 2019

20 November 2019 In response to shareholder questioning at Seven Group Holdings’ annual general meeting in Sydney today, Director Terry Davis confirmed the company has no exit plan for its oil and gas businesses. With ownership stakes in a range of businesses and industries, SGH is able – but not … Read More