Hesta dumps thermal coal, commits to net-zero portfolio

26 June 2020 $52 billion health industry super fund Hesta today announced it will fully divest from companies deriving more than 15% of revenue from coal that is used for energy generation, known as thermal coal. The fund has also committed to “reducing the absolute carbon emissions in its investment … Read More

Fossil fuel investments tanking

16 May 2020 The value of Australia’s fossil fuel producers has tanked over the last 10 years, a trend which has been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. We identified 11 companies in the top 300 listed on the Australian share market (ASX 300) whose sole business is producing coal, oil … Read More

Marsh and Mercer ignoring staff wishes by continuing Adani coal work

27 April 2020 Insurance broker Marsh has been working with the conglomerate Adani for several years, most recently searching the globe for insurance companies willing to cover the Adani Carmichael coal project construction and operation. With 16 major insurers refusing to insure the massive new thermal coal project, the going … Read More

Adani faces debt bill as Abbot Point refinancing fails

15 April 2020 The deteriorating financial state of the Adani Group and its Abbot Point coal export terminal raise serious questions about the ability of Adani to keep using its own money to finance the much-delayed Carmichael coal mine and rail line. Three major debts of Abbot Point are due … Read More

Super funds failing to engage with New Hope on climate risk

Coal feeder

19 November 2019 Investor claims of climate risk engagement were again called into question at today’s New Hope AGM. As a pure play coal producer with plans to open up a massive new mine, there could hardly be a better example of a company facing climate change risk. Meeting the … Read More

NAB climate commitments too little, too late

15 November 2019 NAB’s sustainability report, released today, signaled an end to the bank’s involvement in thermal coal mining, but places its exit far later than what is needed to help meet the Paris Agreement climate goals. The commitment to be out of thermal coal by 2035 is five years … Read More

Wagners willing to risk business for Adani

31 October 2019 Construction company Wagners made it clear at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Queensland yesterday that it is not concerned by the reputational and financial risks of working on the controversial Adani Carmichael coal project. The company, which has seen significant drops in its share price over … Read More

IAG Shareholder action

Take Action: Write to IAG and ask it to follow-through on the commitments made at its 2019 annual general meeting. IAG AGM report: 25 October 2019 At its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today, IAG faced calls from investors to fully disclose its fossil fuel investment exposure and set … Read More