MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 22 February: Equipsuper, Colonial First State and REST have been shamed with the first ever Super Dirty Gas awards as new Market Forces analysis reveals the funds have the highest proportion of Australian shares invested in Santos and Woodside of all major super default options. Both Santos … Read More
Which super funds are the biggest enablers of climate-wrecking oil and gas expansion?
21 February 2023 Now that super funds are required to disclose their investments to members every six months, we are able to track over time which funds have the highest proportion of their members’ retirement savings invested in climate-wrecking oil and gas companies like Santos and Woodside. For the first … Read More
Is your super fund’s ‘sustainable’ option invested in companies expanding the fossil fuel industry?
21 July 2022 In response to member concerns over their super fund’s investments in climate wrecking companies, funds often point members to their ‘sustainable’ investment options. However, new analysis from Market Forces reveals some of these options are failing to live up to their labels, as they invest in companies … Read More
Solidarity with Ukraine, and shame on the institutions investing our money in the invasion
Market Forces stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who have been subjected to a brutal and illegal invasion perpetrated by the Russian military. We are also appalled that the custodians of our money, governments and financial institutions, have used it to invest in Russian companies – especially oil … Read More
Do you own a piece of these dirty fossil fuel projects?
21 November 2018 Super funds invest our retirement nest eggs in major infrastructure projects and assets, not just companies. This means you are likely to own a piece of some of the biggest, dirtiest fossil fuels projects on the planet. Market Forces has found widespread investment in fossil fuel infrastructure … Read More
World first legal case alleges REST breached duties over climate risk
Remember Mark McVeigh, the 23 year old taking his super fund to court over climate change risk? Well Mark has just taken his action to the next level. Mark and his legal team, including our friends at Environmental Justice Australia, have just updated their claim to allege REST breached its … Read More
Take action: What is your super fund doing to manage climate risk?
You may have already heard about Mark McVeigh, a 23 year old Brisbane ecologist who is suing one of Australia’s biggest super funds, REST, over the fund’s failure to provide information about how it manages climate change risk. But REST isn’t the only super fund dragging its heels on climate … Read More
It’s about time super funds came clean on climate
By Julien Vincent, Executive director, Market Forces Sydney Morning Herald/Age, 2 August 2018. 2 August 2018 Transparency has never been superannuation industry’s strong suit. Despite super being one of the biggest investments Australians make over their lifetimes, most of us have hardly any idea what our retirement savings are invested … Read More
Support Mark’s super legal battle over climate change
Meet Mark, an ordinary 23 year old from Brisbane who is taking an extraordinary action that could have a big climate impact… Mark won’t be able to access his super for nearly 40 years. That’s a long time for the impacts of climate change to hit hard. So Mark needs … Read More