Big 4 STILL financing fossil fuel expansion

On 22 June 2017, some 18 months after committing to support the aims of the Paris Agreement, Australia’s big four banks all contributed to a deal to finance more oil and gas exploration and production. Clearly, ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac are yet to come to terms with exactly what … Read More

Shareholders put climate front and centre

Market Forces is all about empowering community members to hold organisations accountable for their climate and environmental impacts. A major element of this work involves working with shareholders to enable them to raise these issues directly with companies at their annual general meetings (AGMs). In the first half of 2017, … Read More

Shareholder win! Oil Search commits to climate risk disclosure

19 May 2017 After months of pressure from shareholders, Oil Search confirmed at their AGM today that the company would commit to conduct and release an analysis of how it performs in a scenario where global warming is contained to 2 degrees and 1.5 degrees. The company would also adopt the … Read More

Will your super fund vote for or against climate action?

Oil Search and Santos are two of Australia’s largest oil and gas companies – and neither is addressing the risks of climate change. Oil Search is one of the biggest companies operating in Papua New Guinea, a country already feeling the effects of climate change. Sea level rise has forced residents … Read More

Big bonuses to fossil fuel execs for Digging Deeper

Despite the desperate need and global commitment to ditch fossil fuels, our latest report reveals fossil fuel companies are continuing to search for more unburnable carbon. In many cases, exploration is encouraged through executive remuneration packages. Despite their potential influence as significant shareholders, Australia’s super funds are voting for these wasteful bonuses that encourage … Read More