Suncorp faces heat at its AGM as losses mount on climate impacts

Brisbane, 26 September 2019 The climate crisis dominated Suncorp’s annual general meeting in Brisbane today, from the Chairman and CEO reporting losses from extreme weather events, shareholders bringing personal stories of how climate impacts are destroying their lives, right the way through to the last item of business – a … Read More

Tip-off reveals AIG is Adani’s insurer

16 September 2019 A tip-off from a staff member has revealed that US-based AIG is providing insurance for Adani’s preliminary works at the Carmichael coal mine site, and for Directors and Officers liability. Adani’s insurance policies are due to expire on 30 September and, according to the tip-off, AIG’s head … Read More

Over 100,000 people call on AIG to #StopAdani

29 August 2019 A petition with over 135,000 signatures from all over the world was handed to AIG at its Australia headquarters in Sydney today, calling on the company to rule out insuring the disastrous Adani Carmichael coal project. Hundreds of people joined actions outside AIG offices in Sydney, Melbourne … Read More

Media release: Suncorp dumps thermal coal

26 July 2019 In response to Market Forces lodging a shareholder resolution, Suncorp has revealed it is exiting the thermal coal sector, meaning there are now no Australian insurers willing to underwrite new thermal coal mines and power stations. A Suncorp spokesman told InsuranceNews, “Suncorp does not directly invest in, … Read More

Adani still vulnerable on insurance for its Carmichael mine and railway

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

28 June 2019 Like the stampede that saw almost 40 major banks turn their backs on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project (eventually forcing Adani to pledge it will “self-fund”), major insurance companies are now also refusing to insure this climate-wrecking project. All major projects require underwriting insurance, for … Read More

QBE’s unanswered questions

Bush fire in Queensland

11 June 2019 It’s not often that an annual general meeting (AGM) can be described as compelling. QBE’s AGM held on 9 May, however, delivered the goods with several questions from the floor resulting in extraordinary exchanges between shareholders and the chairman Marty Becker and CEO Pat Regan. Unfortunately, these … Read More