Shareholder resolutions call for fossil fuel wind up plans

Market Forces is supporting shareholders to call on companies to demonstrate how they will ‘wind up’ (bring about an end to) coal, oil and gas production over time, protecting money from being wasted on new projects, and supporting workers as the economy rapidly moves on from fossil fuels to meet … Read More

Shareholders: help hold CommBank to account

UPDATE 26 June 2020 150 Commonwealth Bank shareholders, led by Guy and Kim Abrahams, have written to the bank, demanding answers over apparent breaches of the bank’s climate policy. Read about the action and CommBank’s initial response here. Original post – 28 May 2020 Commonwealth Bank shareholders are demanding answers … Read More

Media release: Rio faces shareholder revolt over emissions targets

Friday 8 May, 2020: 37% of investors have backed a climate resolution calling on Rio Tinto to set clear targets to cut emissions, including those generated by the-use of its products, or “Scope 3” emissions. While lower than record numbers at Santos and Woodside, the vote is more than six … Read More

Westpac Shareholder action

As you read this, Westpac is rewriting its climate change policy. And it clearly needs an upgrade. Shareholders have a powerful voice and you can use this form to contact the head of Westpac’s investor relations now. Tell Westpac to set a policy that aligns with keeping global warming below … Read More

Super funds failing to engage with New Hope on climate risk

Coal feeder

19 November 2019 Investor claims of climate risk engagement were again called into question at today’s New Hope AGM. As a pure play coal producer with plans to open up a massive new mine, there could hardly be a better example of a company facing climate change risk. Meeting the … Read More

IAG Shareholder action

Take Action: Write to IAG and ask it to follow-through on the commitments made at its 2019 annual general meeting. IAG AGM report: 25 October 2019 At its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today, IAG faced calls from investors to fully disclose its fossil fuel investment exposure and set … Read More

IAG obscures its fossil fuel investments

25 October 2019 At its annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today, IAG faced calls from investors to fully disclose its fossil fuel investment exposure and set targets to reduce that exposure in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. IAG’s chair said getting fossil fuel exposure down to … Read More

APA’s gas pipe dreams A-OK with investors

24 October 2019 Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company’s plans for gas expansion are inconsistent with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. But investors don’t seem to care. With gas use for primary energy expected to fall to 25% by 2030 under a 1.5°C warming scenario, shareholders attending APA’s annual … Read More

Aurizon AGM dominated by Adani concerns

17 October 2019 Aurizon’s annual general meeting (AGM), held in Brisbane today, was dominated by concerns over Aurizon’s potential involvement in the destructive Adani Carmichael coal project. Both shareholders inside the meeting and #StopAdani activists outside called on the rail freight company to refuse to provide coal haulage services to … Read More

Whitehaven Coal pins hopes to catastrophic 4°C scenario

17 October 2019 Australia’s biggest dedicated coal miner, Whitehaven Coal, went to great lengths to talk up the prospects of demand growth for its product at the company’s annual general meeting in Sydney today. What the Whitehaven board failed to mention, however, was the fact that those demand projections are … Read More