Karoon Gas: not quite the environmentalist it claims to be

30 November 2018 “We are at heart environmentalists,” CEO Robert Hosking of oil explorer and soon-to-be producer, Karoon Gas told shareholders at today’s annual general meeting in Melbourne.  The company, about to drill an offshore oil well in Peru that has a CO2 emissions potential of 110 million tonnes (that’s … 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

Coal companies called out on future viability

22 November 2018 The recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report found that a jump from 1.5ºC to 2ºC of warming would mean the death of the Great Barrier Reef, twice as many people worldwide exposed to water stress, and an extra 40,000 people in small island … Read More

Wesfarmers: still keeping investors in the dark

Wesfarmers AGM 2018 announcement screengrab

19 November 2018 Earlier this year, Market Forces released its Investing in the Dark research on climate risk disclosure among the top 100 ASX listed companies. Analysis revealed that Wesfarmers has made progress in: acknowledging the science of climate change classifying climate risk as a financial risk considering the risks … Read More

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

Andrew Forrest at Fortescue AGM

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

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