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 banks loaned $10 billion to fossil fuels in 2016

6 March 2017 2016 was the first full year after the Paris agreement was signed, and since Australia’s big banks all committed to support the goal of holding global warming to well below 2ºC. So, how exactly did the banks go about backing up their 2°C commitments last year? Well, … Read More

Karoon Gas: Reducing our emissions would be a pointless gesture

1 December 2016 Karoon Gas held its AGM in Melbourne yesterday, and confirmed it’s business as usual for the oil and gas explorer, despite its stated support for the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The company’s responses to shareholder questions around climate risk, potentially stranded … Read More

AWE & Senex Energy: in deep denial

16 November 2016 Shareholders of AWE Ltd and Senex Energy Ltd gathered for their Annual General Meetings today, in Sydney and Brisbane respectively. While it’s a coincidence that their AGMs were held on the same day, there are a number of similarities between the two companies. Both are mid-cap upstream … Read More

Beach Energy, unconventional and unsafe

10 November 2016 Beach Energy held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Adelaide today, where local campaigners for the protection of agricultural land questioned the efficacy of Beach Energy’s unconventional gas exploration in the Otway Basin. Beach Energy is Australia’s largest onshore oil producer, most active in the Cooper and … Read More

Civil society to banks: get off fossil fuels!

15 September 2016 Over 100 civil society organisations and prominent Australians have signed an open letter, published today, that calls on Australia’s major banks to live up to their climate change commitments. The letter, signed by environmental and faith-based groups, unions, artists, writers, academics, health professionals, climate change scientists and … Read More

Banks fail 2ºC climate test, pour $5.6b into fossil fuels

3 August 2016 Australia’s big four banks have made a mockery of their ‘two degree’ commitments, pouring $5.6 billion into the fossil fuel sector since the December 2015 Paris climate change agreement. Our latest research shows the banks’ have failed to come anywhere close to meeting their commitments to help hold global … Read More

QBE dodges questions but offers dialogue

5 May 2016 Market Forces representatives attended the QBE AGM in Sydney on Wednesday. QBE is the largest insurer in Australia by market capitalisation, and operates across 37 countries employing over 14,000 people. QBE is also a critical ally to the fossil fuel industry – it underwrites offshore oil rigs, … Read More