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
Media Release: New campaign targets QBEs climate hypocrisy
Monday 2nd May, 2016 As QBE prepares for its Sydney AGM in Sydney on Wednesday, Market Forces has today launched a new campaign calling on the insurance company to stop ‘making climate change possible.’ Activists this morning visited the company’s headquarters in Sydney, to colourfully highlight the company’s role as a major insurer … Read More
Climate change: made possible by QBE
Activists this morning gave QBE’s headquarters a colourful new rebranding, illustrating how the insurance company was making climate change possible through its underwriting of major fossil fuel projects.
Can you mitigate natural disasters without mitigating climate change?
3 March 2016 A new report by the Australian Business Roundtable has found that the economic impact of natural disasters in Australia is expected to balloon in the next decade. At the moment, natural disasters in Australia do $9 billion of economic damage per year, set increase to an average … Read More
How to mismanage climate risk until it hurts
This article first appeared on Renew Economy on 19 October 2015 There’s an old saying that what counts is what gets counted, there’s a less well-known adage that says, what doesn’t get counted can cost you a fortune. The Australian insurance industry is finding out all about that one now because … Read More