Aurizon wants to unlock Galilee coal – Take action!

17 March 2017 Aurizon has applied for a $1.25 billion loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) to construct the railway link needed to open Queensland’s Galilee Basin to coal mining. And guess what? Your super fund is most likely invested in this company! Click here to take action … Read More

Santos shareholders lodge climate risk resolution

6 March 2017 Market Forces and over 100 individual shareholders have filed a resolution with the oil and gas major, Santos, demanding the company acknowledge and assess the risks posed to its business by climate change. The resolution is the first attempt to enforce the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on … Read More

IOOF deflect on climate risk

How to Switch Banks and Make it Count

24 November 2016 IOOF is an investment management and financial services company listed in the ASX 100, administering over $130 billion on behalf of its clients. The company offers retail superannuation products, which currently boast almost half a million members. Despite very limited disclosure of portfolio holdings, we know IOOF invests its … Read More

Wesfarmers: not ‘evolving’ quickly enough

11 November 2016 Best known as the parent company of Coles, K-mart, Target, Bunnings and Officeworks, Wesfarmers also owns two open cut coal mines: Curragh in Queensland (100% owned by Wesfarmers) and Bengalla in New South Wales (40% stake). Shareholders attending the Wesfarmers annual general meeting (AGM) asked why the company was … Read More

Beach Energy, unconventional and unsafe

10 November 2016 Beach Energy held its annual general meeting (AGM) in Adelaide today, where local campaigners for the protection of agricultural land questioned the efficacy of Beach Energy’s unconventional gas exploration in the Otway Basin. Beach Energy is Australia’s largest onshore oil producer, most active in the Cooper and … Read More

Big bonuses to fossil fuel execs for Digging Deeper

Despite the desperate need and global commitment to ditch fossil fuels, our latest report reveals fossil fuel companies are continuing to search for more unburnable carbon. In many cases, exploration is encouraged through executive remuneration packages. Despite their potential influence as significant shareholders, Australia’s super funds are voting for these wasteful bonuses that encourage … Read More

Media Release: Australians reject super funds’ trillion-dollar secret

Melbourne, Friday 23 September, 2016: According to analysis by environmental finance campaigners Market Forces, 83% of assets under management in Australia’s fifty largest superannuation funds are undisclosed, equating to nearly $1 trillion of assets. The analysis comes as new polling commissioned by Market Forces reveals 86% of Australians believe they … Read More

Media Release: Australia’s biggest super fund rejects fossil fuels

Melbourne, Friday 15 April 2016 Market Forces is today welcoming the announcement by AustralianSuper – Australia’s largest super fund – to create a new sustainable investment option which excludes companies with fossil fuel reserves. However, the financial activist group is warning that despite the shift, the vast majority of the … Read More

Media Release: Peabody bankruptcy a cautionary tale for Australian investors

Melbourne, Wednesday 13 April 2016 Today’s long-expected bankruptcy announcement by Peabody should serve a cautionary tale to Australian investors still holding fossil fuel stocks, according to financial activist group Market Forces. “Australian investors who held Peabody stocks since 2011 would have been severely burned by the decline of the company,” … Read More