QBE staff get donuts as QBE scores donuts on climate action scorecard

QBE Sydney Market Forces action 2018

Tuesday 4 December 2018 This morning staff arriving at global insurance company QBE’s head office in Sydney were offered free donuts by Market Forces volunteers. The donuts represent QBE’s shameful zero scores on the international insurance climate scorecard released this week. Twenty-four global insurance companies were rated on their coal … Read More

QBE falling behind competitors on climate action

Monday 3 December 2018 All over the world, the damage humans are doing to our climate is increasingly evident. Heat records are being smashed, droughts are taking their toll, floods and bushfires are costing lives and homes. Both the UN and the International Energy Agency have released reports proving that … Read More

Vision Super dumps coal and tar sands

Vision Super petition handover win

This week industry super fund Vision Super, whose membership is mainly made up of Victorian local government employees, announced that it will begin selling off its thermal coal and tar sands company shares. This positive and responsible move means Vision Super members’ money will no longer be used to fund … Read More

Climate a hot issue at Bluescope Steel’s annual general meeting

Welding at steel mill

23 November 2018 “Our targets are based on the… Australian [emissions] requirement” chairman John Bevan told shareholders at Bluescope Steel’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Sydney, where climate change was a hot topic. Whilst acknowledging support for the global Paris climate accord, the steel manufacturing giant said its emissions … Read More

a2 Milk Company skims over important climate change risks

Cows and climate change

20 November 2018 The a2 Milk Company held its annual general meeting today in Melbourne. The board of the ASX100 listed milk products company admitted to shareholders they had not formally undertaken to educate themselves on climate change and climate-related risk. “I think it’s fair to say in the last … Read More

Senex passes the buck on climate change targets

SENEX field

15 November 2018 When it comes to measuring the financial risk of climate change, not much has changed for oil and gas company Senex over the past three years. In 2016 its auditors declared they did not consider climate risk as a financial risk. In 2017 the board still hadn’t … Read More

Perpetual has no overarching climate risk strategy

1 November 2018 Financial services giant Perpetual Ltd today failed to inspire any confidence from shareholders concerned about the world’s ever growing climate emergency. Grilled over how it plans to manage the risks associated with global warming at its annual general meeting, the AUD$30 billion fund manager came up seriously … Read More

Despite stated intentions, NIB remains invested in fossil fuels

31 October 2018 NIB health insurance disappointed customers and shareholders at its annual general meeting (AGM) today with its continued delay in finishing off the fossil fuel divestment work it began way back in 2016. In March 2016, NIB dumped coal, oil and gas company shares from its international share … Read More

Boral still won’t rule out working with Adani

30 October 2018 It’s hard to know where to begin with Boral, one of the world’s 160 most polluting companies. You could look at the fact that it’s been shying away from renewables, despite losing $15 million USD from climate-driven weather events in the last financial period. Or that its absolute emissions are … Read More