QBE’s do-nothing oil and gas policy critiqued at AGM

05 MAY 2021 Today’s QBE annual general meeting (AGM) saw a significant increase in the shareholder vote on a resolution calling for the insurer to set Paris-aligned oil and gas exposure targets, despite the company having attempted to placate investors with a lacklustre policy update in the interim. 21.4% of … Read More

NAB shareholders: Help push NAB out of climate-wrecking gas

10 May 2021 NAB, a major funder of climate-destructive gas companies including Santos and Origin Energy, is planning to update its gas and oil policy this year. Scientists, economists and Nobel Laureates have told us there’s no room to expand the fossil fuel industry if we’re to limit warming to … Read More

94% of Beach Energy investors reject capital protection

Beach Energy field

25 November 2020 5.4% of shareholders today formally called on Australian-focused gas and oil company Beach Energy to wind up its fossil fuel production in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement by voting in favour of a resolution put forward by more than 100 shareholders, supported by Market … Read More

Boral too slow to address climate risk

27 October 2020 Climate change risk was once again on the agenda at Boral’s annual general meeting today, as it has been since 2017. Despite the clear expectations set by shareholders over these past years, Boral progress on addressing both the physical and transitional risks climate change poses to its … Read More

APA quizzed on gas plans inconsistent with the Paris Agreement

22 October 2020 Today’s AGM saw Australia’s biggest gas pipeline company quizzed about its plans to expand gas infrastructure. Plans that are inconsistent with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Chairman Michael Fraser sidestepped the revenue question, failing to provide the declines in revenue expected under 1.5°C and instead … Read More

CommBank fails to gaslight shareholders over its gas lending at 2020 AGM

13 October 2020 Today’s annual general meeting (AGM) heard from Commonwealth Bank shareholders who clearly feel the bank isn’t living up to its climate claims and commitments, especially considering its funding for expansion of the gas industry. Gas lending incompatible with the Paris Agreement In August 2019, CommBank committed to … Read More

AGL refuses to wind up coal power in line with Paris goals

7 October 2020 AGL today refused to adopt a shareholder proposal to bring forward the closure of its coal fired power stations in line with the company’s own analysis of closure dates required to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C warming goal. Big investors, including many of Australia’s super funds supported … Read More

Media Release: ANZ, NAB face shareholder resolutions on climate action

ANZ and NAB called upon to reduce exposure to fossil fuels in line with the Paris Agreement’s climate change goals. Thursday 1 October 2020 Environmental finance organisation Market Forces is today lodging shareholder resolutions with ANZ and NAB. The resolutions call for a reduction in exposure to the fossil fuel … Read More

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