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

Despite stated intentions, NIB remains invested in fossil fuels

31 October 2018 NIB health insurance disappointed customers and shareholders at its annual general meeting (AGM) today with its continued delay in finishing off the fossil fuel divestment work it began way back in 2016. In March 2016, NIB dumped coal, oil and gas company shares from its international share … 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

Boral still won’t rule out working with Adani

30 October 2018 It’s hard to know where to begin with Boral, one of the world’s 160 most polluting companies. You could look at the fact that it’s been shying away from renewables, despite losing $15 million USD from climate-driven weather events in the last financial period. Or that its absolute emissions are … Read More

Qantas refuses to commit to UN guiding principles on human rights

26 October 2018 It was a circus at the Qantas annual general meeting (AGM) in Brisbane today. Following protests outside the meeting, Australia’s flagship airline faced a shareholder resolution lodged by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. It called on Qantas to stop assisting in the deportation of asylum seekers and … Read More

Stanmore Coal continues to dodge climate change concerns

26 October 2018 Stanmore Coal are a pure play coal company with several thermal and coking coal mining operations across Queensland. They made headlines in 2015 when they picked up a mothballed mine from Vale and Sumitomo for just $1. In 2016, we published that Stanmore Coal were in denial … Read More