Fortescue Metals Group: Andrew Forrest’s twin pursuits are incompatible

15 November 2018 “We’ll be doing everything we can as a company to slow down climate change” Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) chairman Andrew Forrest told shareholders today. Forrest’s proclamation at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) was a respectable one, especially for a company that’s one of Australia’s major energy … Read More

Climate change risks not on Central Petroleum’s radar

14 November 2018 Globally over 500 companies with trillions of dollars’ worth of assets have started to disclose the risks posed by our climate change emergency. But Central Petroleum isn’t one of them. At its annual general meeting in Brisbane yesterday it was apparent that the Northern Territory’s largest onshore gas … Read More

Lakes Oil & LNG fail to consider the financial impact of climate change

13 November – 15 November 2018 It was a case of déjà vu this week, with two gas exploration companies almost reading from the same script as they responded to shareholder concerns about climate change resilience at separate annual general meetings (AGM). Lakes Oil and Liquified Natural Gas Limited (LNG) are fossil fuel … Read More

Carnarvon Petroleum – climate change not a financial risk

9 November 2018 Western Australia-based oil and gas exploration company Carnarvon Petroleum made clear at its annual general meeting today that it does not consider climate change as a material financial risk. Chairman P. J. Leonhardt explained he had missed a page of his opening address when asked by a … Read More

CommBank: All talk, still no walk on fossil fuel finance

Brisbane, 7 November 2018 At today’s Commonwealth Bank annual general meeting (AGM), chairwoman Catherine Livingstone told shareholders she believed it was unlikely the bank would finance any new ‘greenfield’ fossil fuels proposals. Such projects include coal mines, oil and gas fields, and fossil fuel infrastructure built on completely new sites. “It’s … Read More

Downer board can’t face up to climate questions

1 November 2018 Downer’s board of directors were in the firing line at today’s annual general meeting (AGM), facing questions about their climate change views and the company’s stance on Australia’s emissions targets. Downer Holdings Company Ltd, as it is listed on the Australian stock exchange, has an incredibly diverse … 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

Cue Energy: not managing climate risk

30 October 2018 Our latest Market Forces Investing in the Dark research shines a spotlight on companies actively managing climate risk, and those lagging behind. Cue Energy is a stand out for not taking climate change and its risks seriously. The oil and gas exploration company doesn’t make it clear … 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