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.
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
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
8 June 2018 Last week we released our Banks 2° Scorecard 2018, an updated account of how the actions of Australia’s big four banks are tracking (or not) to their stated support of the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C, compared with pre-industrial levels. Market … Read More
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
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
22 April 2016 Woodside Petroleum’s annual general meeting in Perth yesterday saw Chairman Michael Chaney and CEO Peter Coleman face questions over political donations and corruption, as well as how their business model – grabbing fossil fuels out of the ground for other people to burn – fits in with a … Read More