IAG Shareholder action

Take Action: Write to IAG and ask it to follow-through on the commitments made at its 2019 annual general meeting. IAG AGM report: 25 October 2019 At its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today, IAG faced calls from investors to fully disclose its fossil fuel investment exposure and set … Read More

IAG obscures its fossil fuel investments

25 October 2019 At its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today, IAG faced calls from investors to fully disclose its fossil fuel investment exposure and set targets to reduce that exposure in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. IAG’s chair said getting fossil fuel exposure down to … Read More

Media Release: Market Forces welcomes QBE’s end to coal finance

Saturday 30 March, 2019: The announcement today by Australia’s largest insurer, QBE, to end its support for the coal industry has been welcomed by environmental finance group Market Forces. “QBE’s decision to withdraw insurance from the coal industry is business and environmental good sense,” said Market Forces campaigner Pablo Brait. … Read More

Media Release: Australia desperately needs climate risk disclosure recommendations

  29 June 2017 Reacting to the release of the Financial Stability Board’s final recommendations from its Task Force on Climate Change-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Market Forces Analyst Daniel Gocher said: “These recommendations are sorely needed in Australia, which was recently rated by S&P as being one of the highest carbon-exposed markets in … Read More

Investing in the Galilee Basin on the agenda of the QIC

June 2017 A Market Forces Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed that the Queensland Treasury has held talks with Queensland Investment Corporation regarding the prospect of QIC investing in proposed Galilee Basin coal export projects. The request, which was for “records of correspondence between the Queensland Treasury and QIC … 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

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