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

Statement: Market Forces reiterates Santos position

18 May 2017 In response to a clumsy attempt by Santos to dance around the statements that Chairman Peter Coates made at the Santos AGM on the 4th of May, Market Forces would like to issue this clarification: We know Santos is supportive of the Paris Agreement and the 2 … Read More

Santos shows contempt for investors, climate change, at its AGM

Adelaide, Thursday, 4 May 2017 A resolution that would have directed Santos to disclose the risks climate change poses to its business has been defeated at today’s annual general meeting of the company, which reiterated its intent to explore for more unconventional gas and said that when considering its future under climate … Read More

Analysis: Westpac’s new climate change policy

30 April 2017 The most immediate impact of Westpac’s climate change policy announcement on Friday was that it took them out of the running as a potential lender to the Adani Carmichael coal mine, making Westpac the 19th bank to either distance itself publicly from Galilee Basin coal export projects, … Read More

Will your super fund vote for or against climate action?

Oil Search and Santos are two of Australia’s largest oil and gas companies – and neither is addressing the risks of climate change. Oil Search is one of the biggest companies operating in Papua New Guinea, a country already feeling the effects of climate change. Sea level rise has forced residents … Read More

Media Release: Santos rejects climate shareholder resolution

Santos rejects climate shareholder resolution Tuesday 4 April, 2017: Environmental finance organisation Market Forces has expressed disappointment that Santos’ management has advised shareholders to reject a resolution calling on the company to acknowledge and assess the risks posed to its business by climate change. The resolution would bring Santos in … Read More

Santos shareholders lodge climate risk resolution

6 March 2017 Market Forces and over 100 individual shareholders have filed a resolution with the oil and gas major, Santos, demanding the company acknowledge and assess the risks posed to its business by climate change. The resolution is the first attempt to enforce the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on … Read More

Big banks loaned $10 billion to fossil fuels in 2016

6 March 2017 2016 was the first full year after the Paris agreement was signed, and since Australia’s big banks all committed to support the goal of holding global warming to well below 2ºC. So, how exactly did the banks go about backing up their 2°C commitments last year? Well, … Read More

Karoon Gas: Reducing our emissions would be a pointless gesture

1 December 2016 Karoon Gas held its AGM in Melbourne yesterday, and confirmed it’s business as usual for the oil and gas explorer, despite its stated support for the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The company’s responses to shareholder questions around climate risk, potentially stranded … Read More