Australian record: 55% of AGL shareholders demand emission reductions

22 September 2021 55% of shareholders in Australia’s biggest climate polluter, AGL, today demanded the company set targets to reduce its gargantuan emissions in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. This is the highest ever vote in favour of a climate-related shareholder resolution, against the board’s recommendation, … Read More

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

10% of Oil Search shareholders call for fossil fuel wind up plan

30 April 2021 Almost a tenth of Oil Search’s investors today told the Australian stock exchange’s third largest undiversified oil and gas producer to wind up fossil fuel production and return capital to shareholders. The vote for the Market Forces-coordinated shareholder proposal follows votes of 19% and 13% for similar … Read More

13% of Santos shareholders demand oil and gas wind up plan

15 April 2021 At today’s Santos annual general meeting, 13% of the company’s shareholders voted against the company’s management and for a Market Forces-coordinated shareholder resolution calling on the company to wind up oil and gas production in line with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Speaking after the … Read More

ANZ held to account for climate inaction at AGM

16 December 2020 Following the release of a lacklustre update to its climate policy in October, today’s ANZ annual general meeting (AGM) saw the bank’s board held to account for the gap between rhetoric and action on climate change. However, perhaps the bank wasn’t as prepared to bear the weight … Read More