MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 15 March, 2023: A new report by Market Forces finds Australia’s five biggest super funds are greenwashing and exposing themselves to legal risk by failing to effectively engage with companies expanding fossil fuels. Managing more than $1 trillion of members’ retirement savings, the five funds analysed in … Read More
Which super funds are the biggest enablers of climate-wrecking oil and gas expansion?
21 February 2023 Now that super funds are required to disclose their investments to members every six months, we are able to track over time which funds have the highest proportion of their members’ retirement savings invested in climate-wrecking oil and gas companies like Santos and Woodside. For the first … Read More
Spirit Super must stop new oil and gas projects or divest from the companies pursuing them
13 December 2022 Spirit Super updated its climate targets this year, aiming to reduce both the fossil fuel reserves and carbon emissions in its investment portfolio by 50% by the end of this decade. Yet the fund remains invested in companies seeking to massively expand oil and gas production, leaving … Read More
Big super funds quietly selling down shares in Santos and Woodside
18 October 2022 The latest round of mandatory super fund disclosures reveal that most of Australia’s biggest super funds are selling shares in climate wrecking oil and gas companies Santos and Woodside. Some funds, however, have significantly increased their stake in these companies, which are both pursuing new oil and … Read More
New analysis: Australia’s biggest super funds fractured on fossil gas
MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 18 October: New analysis by Market Forces reveals some of Australia’s biggest super funds have been selling millions of shares in oil and gas giants Woodside and Santos, while others are investing heavily in these climate-wrecking companies. The Market Forces study finds 11 out of the 14 … Read More
Were your retirement savings used to block climate action?
18 October 2022 Last Wednesday was a very sad day for climate action. Almost 95% of Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders – including our super funds – voted against a critical request for the bank to stop financing new and expansionary fossil fuel projects. We’re devastated at this abject failure by big … Read More
Is your super fund’s ‘sustainable’ option invested in companies expanding the fossil fuel industry?
21 July 2022 In response to member concerns over their super fund’s investments in climate wrecking companies, funds often point members to their ‘sustainable’ investment options. However, new analysis from Market Forces reveals some of these options are failing to live up to their labels, as they invest in companies … Read More
Super funds ‘sustainable’ options invest in fossil fuel expansion
MEDIA RELEASE: 21 July 2022 New analysis by Market Forces reveals several super funds are potentially misleading consumers and contravening the Australian corporate regulator’s ‘greenwashing’ advice. Eight of 11 major super fund investment options labelled ‘sustainable’ or ‘socially responsible’ are investing in companies expanding the fossil fuel sector. The analysis … Read More
Members divest millions from HESTA over fossil fuels
17 June 2022 Today, more than one hundred health and community services workers across Australia shifted millions of dollars away from HESTA over the fund’s investments in companies expanding fossil fuels. In the single biggest climate divestment day targeting a superannuation fund in Australia’s history, more than 130 members of … Read More
Millions divested from HESTA health super fund over investment in fossil fuels
17 June 2022 Health workers around Australia are divesting their funds from HESTA superannuation due to its investments in companies expanding fossil fuels. In the biggest single climate divestment day targeting a superannuation fund in Australia’s history, more than 130 members of HESTA – the health and community services superannuation … Read More