AECOM wants to help Adani rip up the Galilee

US-based design, engineering and construction company AECOM has signed a letter of agreement with Adani to provide the design and surveying required for the Carmichael rail line. Use the form to tell AECOM to ditch its plans to help Adani rip up the Galilee Basin, unlock the carbon bomb that … Read More

Investing in the Galilee Basin on the agenda of the QIC

A Market Forces Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed that the Queensland Treasury has held talks with Queensland Investment Corporation regarding the prospect of QIC investing in proposed Galilee Basin coal export projects. The request, which was for “records of correspondence between the Queensland Treasury and QIC pertaining to … Read More

CalSTRS to completely divest from thermal coal, including Whitehaven

CalSTRS, the US$200 billion Californian State Teachers’ Retirement System, has announced it will divest all non-US thermal coal holdings from July 1. The commitment follows the fund’s decision to dump all US thermal coal holdings in December 2015. Here in Australia, the CalSTRS decision will see them sell off their holdings … Read More

The financial backers of Vietnam’s latest 3 power stations

Reuters is reporting that, with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc preparing to visit Japan, licences will be awarded on three proposed new coal-fired power stations that would be heavily backed by Japanese funding. The article does not name the plants, but Market Forces is aware that the three mentioned are Namh … Read More

Media Release: Lack of funders belies Adani’s investment intentions

TUESDAY 6 JUNE, 2017: Adani’s expected ‘investment decision’ concerning its proposed Carmichael mine is little more than a PR stunt, according to environmental finance group Market Forces. With a net debt estimated at $2.5 billion, Adani Enterprises has yet to raise a single cent of the $5 billion required to capitalise … Read More

Sino Gas: climate change not a business risk

18 May 2017 Sino Gas is a small Australian owned unconventional gas company which operates in China. Despite the known risks to land, water and human health associated with fracking, the Macquarie Bank has lent to Sino Gas, as have other international banks. Sino Gas held their annual general meeting … Read More

Revealed: AMP exposed to Adani Abbot Point

11 May 2017 Major Australian financial services company AMP faced intense questioning from concerned shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Sydney today after it was revealed AMP Capital has an existing financing relationship with Adani. Adani is the Indian energy giant planning to open up Queensland’s Galilee Basin to … Read More

2017 AGM: Rio Tinto ignore community and climate concerns

4 May 2017 Rio Tinto has been taken to task over its slow response to investors’ climate concerns. At the company’s London annual general meeting last year, shareholders passed a resolution calling on the company to disclose their strategy for dealing with the risks of climate change. But Rio is yet to produce the … Read More

QBE supporting Adani!

At their annual general meeting in Sydney, QBE revealed that even though it has not yet been approached to underwrite the Carmichael mega mine, it has an ongoing relationship with the mine’s owner, Adani. The insurer, which operates globally and is a major underwriter of fossil fuel infrastructure, supports Adani’s … Read More