Super funds back Origin’s smoke and mirrors climate plan

Origin Energy’s annual general meeting today was dominated by shareholder and community concerns over the climate, environmental and social impacts of the company’s dirty fossil fuel operations and plans. That’s not surprising given Origin is one of Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas polluters and has plans to prolong coal-fired power and … Read More

Take action – Call out Cbus’ climate hypocrisy

With millions of people around the world taking to the streets to call for urgent action to halt the climate crisis, Cbus has proved itself a massive climate hypocrite. At AGL’s annual general meeting, Cbus voted against a shareholder proposal that asked Australia’s biggest carbon polluter to reduce its emissions … Read More

Our super funds can help sway climate-change targets

18 September 2019 Market Forces in the Media: Op-ed in the Sydney Morning Herald by Julien Vincent, Executive Director, Market Forces It was one of the loudest signals yet that Australian superannuation funds wanted strong action on climate change. Ahead of this year’s G20 meeting in Japan, the likes of … Read More

Media release: Whitehaven Coal calls 185 countries’ bluff

15 August 2019 Whitehaven Coal, Australia’s biggest pure-play coal miner, has once again trumpeted coal demand projections based on a scenario that would see the utter failure of the Paris Agreement. “Whitehaven Coal’s plans to massively increase coal production seem to be based on the presumption that the world will … Read More

Norwegian sovereign wealth fund pulls $3 billion out of AGL, BHP and South32

The Norwegian government’s decision to tighten the Government Pension Fund Global’s (GPFG) coal exclusion criteria will see the world’s richest sovereign wealth fund withdraw a combined AU$3 billion from AGL, BHP and South32. The announcement comes at a particularly bad time for AGL, just days after the company’s share price … Read More

Tell your super fund: Vote for climate action!

April 2019 Through your retirement savings, you can have a say in how many Australian companies are run. Tell your super fund to vote for climate action from corporate Australia. Market Forces has worked with shareholders to put climate action on the agenda at three major Australian company meetings coming … Read More

Vision Super dumps coal and tar sands

Vision Super petition handover win

27 November 2018 This week industry super fund Vision Super, whose membership is mainly made up of Victorian local government employees, announced that it will begin selling off its thermal coal and tar sands company shares. This positive and responsible move means Vision Super members’ money will no longer be … Read More

Do you own a piece of these dirty fossil fuel projects?

Is this your dirty fossil fuel project?

Super funds invest our retirement nest eggs in major infrastructure projects and assets, not just companies. This means you are likely to own a piece of some of the biggest, dirtiest fossil fuels projects on the planet. Market Forces has found widespread investment in fossil fuel infrastructure among Australia’s 50 … Read More