Climate a hot issue at Bluescope Steel’s annual general meeting

Welding at steel mill

23 November 2018 “Our targets are based on the… Australian [emissions] requirement” chairman John Bevan told shareholders at Bluescope Steel’s annual general meeting (AGM) today in Sydney, where climate change was a hot topic. Whilst acknowledging support for the global Paris climate accord, the steel manufacturing giant said its emissions … Read More

Coal companies called out on future viability

22 November 2018 The recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report found that a jump from 1.5ºC to 2ºC of warming would mean the death of the Great Barrier Reef, twice as many people worldwide exposed to water stress, and an extra 40,000 people in small island … Read More

Qube’s climate approach still contains little substance

Containers stacked at a shipping port

22 November 2018 Qube is Australia’s largest provider of import and export logistics services, with businesses in ports, bulk, logistics, infrastructure and property. After failing dismally in every aspect of climate related risk disclosure analysed in Market Forces’ latest Investing in the Dark research, Qube appears to finally have recognised the … Read More

a2 Milk Company skims over important climate change risks

Cows and climate change

20 November 2018 The a2 Milk Company held its annual general meeting today in Melbourne. The board of the ASX100 listed milk products company admitted to shareholders they had not formally undertaken to educate themselves on climate change and climate-related risk. “I think it’s fair to say in the last … Read More

Fortescue Metals Group: Andrew Forrest’s twin pursuits are incompatible

Andrew Forrest at Fortescue AGM

15 November 2018 “We’ll be doing everything we can as a company to slow down climate change” Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) chairman Andrew Forrest told shareholders today. Forrest’s proclamation at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) was a respectable one, especially for a company that’s one of Australia’s major energy … Read More

Newcrest Mining confused about its own climate risks

Newcrest Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea

14 November 2018 “Newcrest is not a political party so it doesn’t necessarily take a position on whether the Paris accord is a good idea or a bad idea,” said Peter Hay, chairman of Newcrest Mining, at the company’s annual general meeting yesterday. “It’s up to the Australian people to … Read More

Senex passes the buck on climate change targets

SENEX field

15 November 2018 When it comes to measuring the financial risk of climate change, not much has changed for oil and gas company Senex over the past three years. In 2016 its auditors declared they did not consider climate risk as a financial risk. In 2017 the board still hadn’t … Read More