Did your super fund vote for climate action?

You may have seen our recent research revealing that the vast majority of Australia’s biggest super funds are regularly voting against climate action at the companies they invest in. Well, super funds were given the opportunity to turn this trend around at three recent annual general meetings. Use the form … Read More

Another year, another $1m in political donations from fossil fuel companies

1 February 2018 Malcolm Turnbull’s personal donation of $1.75 million around the time of the 2016 Federal election may have grabbed all the headlines, but the ongoing contributions to political parties by Australia’s largest fossil fuel companies may explain why our climate policies are so appallingly weak. Fossil fuel companies … Read More

APA’s partnership with Santos faces shareholder criticism

27 October 2017 At the annual general meeting of APA held today in Sydney, company executives faced several questions from shareholders regarding their Western Slopes Pipeline project in Northern NSW. The $450 million pipeline project is a partnership with Santos to connect coal seam gas (CSG) from their Narrabri gas … Read More

Shareholders put climate front and centre

Market Forces is all about empowering community members to hold organisations accountable for their climate and environmental impacts. A major element of this work involves working with shareholders to enable them to raise these issues directly with companies at their annual general meetings (AGMs). In the first half of 2017, … Read More

Statement: Market Forces reiterates Santos position

18 May 2017 In response to a clumsy attempt by Santos to dance around the statements that Chairman Peter Coates made at the Santos AGM on the 4th of May, Market Forces would like to issue this clarification: We know Santos is supportive of the Paris Agreement and the 2 … Read More

Santos shows contempt for investors, climate change, at its AGM

Adelaide, Thursday, 4 May 2017 A resolution that would have directed Santos to disclose the risks climate change poses to its business has been defeated at today’s annual general meeting of the company, which reiterated its intent to explore for more unconventional gas and said that when considering its future under climate … Read More

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

Media Release: Santos rejects climate shareholder resolution

Santos rejects climate shareholder resolution Tuesday 4 April, 2017: Environmental finance organisation Market Forces has expressed disappointment that Santos’ management has advised shareholders to reject a resolution calling on the company to acknowledge and assess the risks posed to its business by climate change. The resolution would bring Santos in … Read More