a2 Milk Company skims over important climate change risks

Cows and climate change

20 November 2018 The a2 Milk Company held its annual general meeting today in Melbourne. The board of the ASX100 listed milk products company admitted to shareholders they had not formally undertaken to educate themselves on climate change and climate-related risk. “I think it’s fair to say in the last … Read More

Fortescue Metals Group: Andrew Forrest’s twin pursuits are incompatible

Andrew Forrest at Fortescue AGM

15 November 2018 “We’ll be doing everything we can as a company to slow down climate change” Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) chairman Andrew Forrest told shareholders today. Forrest’s proclamation at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) was a respectable one, especially for a company that’s one of Australia’s major energy … Read More

Newcrest Mining confused about its own climate risks

Newcrest Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea

14 November 2018 “Newcrest is not a political party so it doesn’t necessarily take a position on whether the Paris accord is a good idea or a bad idea,” said Peter Hay, chairman of Newcrest Mining, at the company’s annual general meeting yesterday. “It’s up to the Australian people to … Read More

Climate change risks not on Central Petroleum’s radar

14 November 2018 Globally over 500 companies with trillions of dollars’ worth of assets have started to disclose the risks posed by our climate change emergency. But Central Petroleum isn’t one of them. At its annual general meeting in Brisbane yesterday it was apparent that the Northern Territory’s largest onshore gas … Read More

Lakes Oil & LNG fail to consider the financial impact of climate change

15 November 2018 It was a case of déjà vu this week, with two gas exploration companies almost reading from the same script as they responded to shareholder concerns about climate change resilience at separate annual general meetings (AGM). Lakes Oil and Liquified Natural Gas Limited (LNG) are fossil fuel exploration companies … Read More

Climate change – low priority for Cooper Energy

8 November 2018 Cooper Energy – an Australian gas and oil exploration and production company – was questioned at its annual general meeting (AGM) today about how climate change would affect its business. Oil and gas companies are clearly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including global policy decisions … Read More

Downer board can’t face up to climate questions

1 November 2018 Downer’s board of directors faced questions at today’s annual general meeting about their climate change views and the company’s stance on Australia’s emissions targets. Downer Holdings Company Ltd, as it is listed on the Australian stock exchange, has a diverse business portfolio that includes power, oil and … Read More

Perpetual has no overarching climate risk strategy

1 November 2018 Financial services giant Perpetual Ltd today failed to inspire any confidence from shareholders concerned about the world’s ever growing climate emergency. Grilled over how it plans to manage the risks associated with global warming at its annual general meeting, the AUD$30 billion fund manager came up seriously … Read More

Salmon giant Tassal’s climate plan smells fishy

31 October 2018 Beleaguered salmon farming company Tassal, infamous for the ABC Four Corners ‘big fish’ report, was today questioned at its AGM on the business risks of global warming and whether it would join the 240 companies worldwide that have signed up to the Task Force for Climate Related … Read More

Cue Energy: not managing climate risk

30 October 2018 Our latest Market Forces Investing in the Dark research shines a spotlight on companies actively managing climate risk, and those lagging behind. Cue Energy is a stand out for not taking climate change and its risks seriously. The oil and gas exploration company doesn’t make it clear … Read More