Investors give QBE a free pass despite hypocrisy on climate

Market Forces QBE Action Sydney 2018

6 May 2022 A shareholder resolution calling on QBE to align its oil and gas underwriting and investment with the goals of the Paris Agreement achieved 19.8% support at QBE Insurance’s AGM yesterday. As has been the case for several years now, the AGM was dominated by questions regarding QBE’s … Read More

QBE supports Paris and net zero with words, undermines them with actions

For immediate release: 18 February 2022 QBE’s willingness to underwrite new oil and gas projects will see it once again face a shareholder resolution, coordinated by Market Forces and co-filed with Australian Ethical, an investor managing over $6.5 billion as of September 2021. The resolution calls on QBE to align … Read More

Suncorp and IAG not closing fossil fuel policy gaps

22 October 2021 Amidst ever-worsening extreme weather and the hits to their bottom lines it is causing, two of Australia’s three big insurers faced shareholders at their annual general meetings (AGM) recently (IAG was today, Suncorp on September 23rd). Over the last two years both have taken significant steps away … Read More

Hamilton Insurance Group sets new low with meaningless ESG principles

5 October 2021 Hamilton’s 116-word statement should be an example to all other insurers of what an ESG (environment, social, governance) policy should NOT look like. Since mid 2020, 28 Lloyd’s of London insurers have answered the call of the #StopAdani campaign and ruled out insuring the disastrous Adani Carmichael thermal … Read More