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

Woodside’s climate ‘plan’ full of hot air

Gas flaring at Woodside's Pluto LNG facility. Image credit CCWA

17 February 2022 Reacting to Woodside’s Climate Report released today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said, “Woodside’s three point ‘plan’ to address its gargantuan scope 3 emissions profile amounts to nothing more than more hot air.” “Investors must see through the greenwash and demand the company … Read More

Net Zero Australian banks fund $3.5bn carbon bomb

18 January 2022 NAB, ANZ and Westpac are among 18 global banks that have trashed any net zero commitments they have by lending1 US$3.49 billion to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for its purchase of a 49% stake in the Pluto LNG Train 2 gas processing facility, paving the way for … Read More

Spread the word about NAB’s dirty fossil fuel funding

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17 December 2021 NAB shareholders are today gathering at the company’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM), where they’ll hold the bank to account for all manner of issues, key among which is NAB’s continued heavy financing for dirty fossil fuels. In fact, Market Forces supported shareholders to lodge a resolution … Read More