Macquarie fails to commit to coal and gas phase outs

30 July 2020 Major Australian financial institution Macquarie was today challenged over its involvement in the coal and gas industries, and the risks this poses to shareholders, communities and the environment. Macquarie claims its “lending exposures to [the coal] sector are limited and we expect them to run off over … Read More

The investors helping Woodside weather one crisis but not the other

28 April 2020 Woodside Energy is Australia’s largest gas producer, with a focus on liquefying and exporting gas, a fossil fuel the use of which cannot be expanded if we’re to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Woodside is headquartered in Western Australia, where most of its projects are located, including … Read More

Climate denial alive and well at Armour Energy

27 November 2019 Shareholders of Armour Energy were stunned during the company’s annual general meeting in Brisbane yesterday by Chairman Nicholas Mather’s outrageous claim that human beings are not the cause of climate change. In response to a question from a shareholder concerned about the risks climate change poses to … Read More

NAB hauled over the coals at its 2018 AGM

NAB was forced to lay bare its contradictory climate and environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies highlighting the vast discrepancy between what the bank says, and what it does during question-time at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne.

Lakes Oil & LNG fail to consider the financial impact of climate change

15 November 2018 It was a case of déjà vu this week, with two gas exploration companies almost reading from the same script as they responded to shareholder concerns about climate change resilience at separate annual general meetings (AGM). Lakes Oil and Liquified Natural Gas Limited (LNG) are fossil fuel exploration companies … Read More

CommBank: All talk, still no walk on fossil fuel finance

Brisbane, 7 November 2018 At today’s Commonwealth Bank annual general meeting (AGM), chairwoman Catherine Livingstone told shareholders she believed it was unlikely the bank would finance any new ‘greenfield’ fossil fuels proposals. Such projects include coal mines, oil and gas fields, and fossil fuel infrastructure built on completely new sites. “It’s … Read More

Media Release: Santos rejects climate shareholder resolution

Santos rejects climate shareholder resolution Tuesday 4 April, 2017: Environmental finance organisation Market Forces has expressed disappointment that Santos’ management has advised shareholders to reject a resolution calling on the company to acknowledge and assess the risks posed to its business by climate change. The resolution would bring Santos in … Read More

Are Santos playing hopenomics with their oil price projections?

30 August 2016 Australian oil and gas giant Santos has been using forward price estimates that are significantly higher than other industry players and reputable brokers. With the likes of Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Santos’ own industry consultants Wood Mackenzie all projecting much lower oil prices, it’s hard to … Read More