ANZ doesn’t intend for coal exposure to increase

19 December 2017 Climate change was a popular topic at ANZ’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Sydney. Even before the meeting started, shareholders were greeted by Santa and some elves, who were handing out fliers highlighting ANZ’s fossil fuel lending. Inside the meeting Chairman David Gonski addressed the issue … Read More

AWE & Horizon oil- flying blind

24 November 2017 We found out today at their respective annual general meetings that both AWE and Horizon Oil do not classify climate risk as a material business risk, despite both companies’ business models relying on continued fossil fuel exploration and production. Horizon Oil CEO admitted to shareholders that climate … Read More

Beach Energy: leaking mercury

23 November 2017 In response to shareholder questioning at today’s Beach Energy AGM in Adelaide, the company’s board confirmed it would consider adopting the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations by the end of 2018, noting that much more work needed to be done. Shareholders also asked if … Read More

Armour Energy on climate ‘ We can’t comment on that’

21 November 2017 Oil and gas exploration and production company Armour Energy today failed to define climate change as a material risk to its business, and refused to commit to implementing recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). At the company’s annual general meeting in Brisbane, … Read More

Protestors meet shareholders outside New Hope AGM

20 November 2017 At last week’s New Hope annual general meeting, protesters from Lock the Gate, Great Sandy Strait Saviours and the Oakey Coal Action Alliance met shareholders out the front to point out that company money was being wasted on public relations and legal battles over the Acland Stage … Read More

Wesfarmers shareholders want actions to match the board’s words

17 November 2017 Yesterday afternoon, consumer staples giant Wesfarmers held their annual general meeting (AGM) in Perth. The AGM saw a big turn-out of more than 2000 shareholders who questioned the board on issues ranging from accountability, risk disclosure, human rights, climate change and executive remuneration. Wesfarmers identifies climate change … Read More

Shareholders concerned about LNG Limited’s attitude

In response to a shareholder’s question at LNG Ltd’s annual general meeting yesterday in Melbourne, the company’s auditor failed to define climate change as a material risk. The auditor also claimed that it wasn’t their job to assess matters of business risk. An unusual answer considering that in other companies, … Read More

Senex not aware of the TCFD

15 November 2017 Today shareholders asked Senex about whether it has plans to transition to lower carbon emitting activities in line with the two degree Paris commitments. In short, the answer was no. Senex Energy is an Australian energy company listed on the ASX which engages in oil and gas exploration … Read More

Cooper Energy: receiving funding from ANZ

At the Cooper Energy annual general meeting board members asserted they were conscious of environmental impacts, however they were unable to give specific details about their plans as they weren’t yet formulated. Managing Director, David Maxwell, also announced a drastic change in the company’s asset portfolio from 100% crude oil reserves … Read More