Organisation

Market Forces

Report

Investing in the dark 2019: Australian companies are still failing to properly disclose climate risk

Since Market Forces first conducted this research at the start of 2018, companies have become more willing to acknowledge climate change risks. However, very few have fully detailed the potential implications of these risks for their particular business. Even fewer have disclosed plans to transition...
Report

Unprincipled: Banks violate equator principles in financing Vietnamese coal-fired power stations

Market Forces, working with Vietnamese community organisations and other international NGOs, has found that equator principles (EP) signatory banks are violating those principles in their involvement in syndicates funding five Vietnamese coal-fired power stations. In doing so, they are failing the people that the principles...
Report

Risky Business: The majority of Australia’s largest super funds disclose no consideration of climate risk

Market Forces’ latest research has found that 82 of Australia’s 100 largest superannuation funds disclose inadequate or no tangible evidence that they have considered the impact of climate risk on their investment portfolios.
Report

Business as usual: Australian companies not planning for climate change

The vast majority of listed Australian fossil fuel companies fail to positively address the Oxford Martin School’s ‘Working Principles for Investment in Fossil Fuels’, thereby providing justification for divestment. The Oxford Martin Principles provide investors with the “terms of engagement” on which they should engage...
Report

Digging deeper: how energy company executives are remunerated to expand fossil fuel reserves, and how Australia's major super funds support them

Australian-listed fossil fuel companies are continuing to search for more unburnable carbon, with $12.69 billion spent on fossil fuel exploration by just fifteen companies since July 2012. Another $14.62 billion has been spent by just ten foreign companies on fossil fuel exploration in Australia between...