14.5% of shareholders tell Woodside to start winding down production

19 May 2022 Responding to the shareholder vote on the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder resolution at Woodside’s AGM in Perth today, Market Forces Asset Management Campaigner Will van de Pol said: “Today 49% of Woodside’s shareholders rejected the company’s utterly inadequate approach to climate change, the largest vote against any Say … Read More

Oil and gas producers fail to accept net zero means no expansion

15 November 2021 Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production companies are being challenged by shareholders over the incompatibility of their expansions plans with global climate goals. With a number of these companies having held their AGMs recently, a recurring theme to shareholder questioning has been the International Energy Agency’s … Read More

NAB to ‘measure itself against’ IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 scenario

10 September 2021 NAB’s key executives appeared yesterday at the Australian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics, and addressed the review of the bank’s oil and gas policy—due for release “in the coming months”. While the bank had previously stated it’s “taking into account” the conclusions of the International Energy Agency’s … Read More

QBE’s do-nothing oil and gas policy critiqued at AGM

05 MAY 2021 Today’s QBE annual general meeting (AGM) saw a significant increase in the shareholder vote on a resolution calling for the insurer to set Paris-aligned oil and gas exposure targets, despite the company having attempted to placate investors with a lacklustre policy update in the interim. 21.4% of … Read More

NAB shareholders: Help push NAB out of climate-wrecking gas

10 May 2021 NAB, a major funder of climate-destructive gas companies including Santos and Origin Energy, is planning to update its gas and oil policy this year. Scientists, economists and Nobel Laureates have told us there’s no room to expand the fossil fuel industry if we’re to limit warming to … Read More