News

Media comment, updates and analysis from the ACCR team.

  1. Shareholder Resolution

    ACCR Shareholder Resolution to AGL Energy Ltd on closure dates of Bayswater and Loy Yang A coal-fired power stations

    ACCR Shareholder Resolution and supporting statements to AGL Energy Ltd (ASX:AGL), requesting the company bring forward the closure dates of its Bayswater and Loy Yang A coal-fired power stations.

  2. AGL Energy

    AGL on a collision course with Paris targets and investors

  3. COVID-19, Santos

    Plans for fossil fuel-led recovery are outright dangerous

  4. Decent work and COVID-19

    Inghams’ COVID cases unsurprising

    ACCR is calling on investors of Australian meat processing companies to actively and urgently engage with them over the issue of workplace health and safety, following more Covid-19 clusters at meat processing facilities in Victoria.

  5. Origin Energy, Woodside

    Woodside, Origin writedowns: harbinger of oil and gas industry woes

  6. Subcontracting

    Broken chains of responsibility: Victorian COVID-19 clusters reveal subcontracting risks

  7. Subcontracting

    Profits ahead of safety yet again - subcontractors with minimal training guarding Melbourne quarantine hotels

  8. AGL Energy

    Nothing new: AGL’s latest climate statement is same old, same old

  9. Minerals Council of Australia

    MCA Climate Action Plan a delay tactic with no detail or tangible actions

  10. Glencore

    Glencore making a mockery of its coal commitment

  11. Tax

    Minerals Council members dodge headline company tax rate

    New analysis shows that members of the Minerals Council of Australia regularly avoid the highest company tax rate.

  12. COVID-19

    Gas industry has its claws in the recovery commission

  13. Event

    Free Webinar: How to use your position as a shareholder to change corporate behaviour - Wednesday May 27th, 5pm AEST

  14. COVID-19

    Private Prisons, Immigration Detention and COVID-19

  15. Norwegian Government Pension Fund

    Investment giant excludes AGL over coal, puts BHP ‘under observation’

  16. Woodside Petroleum

    Woodside shareholders slam climate inaction

  17. Border Industrial Complex

    Big tech involvement in Covidsafe app warrants further scrutiny

  18. Decent work and COVID-19

    Decent Work during COVID: The Role for Investors

    COVID-19 is a whole-of-economy crisis that requires a whole-of-economy response. While governments are leading with stimulus, there is a role for investors in ensuring that companies adhere to strong social, labour rights and human rights standards. The COVID crisis is an opportunity for investors to fortify their engagement on the “S”in ESG.

  19. Santos AGM

    Santos shareholders repudiate board’s climate direction in world first vote

  20. Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto rebukes MCA on thermal coal, does not support use of Kyoto carryover credits, but keeps funding climate wreckers

  21. Covid-19

    Airline workers must share in industry stimulus package to Qantas, Virgin, Regional Airlines

  22. Border Industrial Complex

    Corporate complicity in immigration detention heightens risk during public health crisis

  23. Rio Tinto

    ACCR garners commitment from Rio Tinto on climate-related lobbying

  24. Aged care crisis

    Covid-19 exacerbates Aged Care crisis

  25. Woodside

    Woodside to face investor pressure on expansion plans, lobbying and propaganda

  26. Coles, Wesfarmers underpayments

    Coles, Wesfarmers underpayments point to widespread governance failure

  27. Super fund voting

    Vote Like You Mean It Preliminary Report 2020

  28. Super fund voting

    Super Funds Failing To Step Up On Climate

  29. Siemens Adani

    Investors should ratchet up pressure on Siemens over Adani deal

  30. BHP

    ACCR response to BHP lobbying review

  31. BHP

    Mike Henry’s proximity to climate wreckers should concern investors

  32. Coles

    Coles AGM: Company urged to address Modern Slavery

  33. BHP

    BHP AGM: Australian investors take a stand on anti-climate lobbying

  34. Woolworths

    Woolworths underpayments a warning for governance of broader supply chains

  35. Qantas

    Qantas asylum seekers resolution — largest ever vote against a board on human rights issues

  36. Qantas

    Qantas board to face shareholders and experts on deportations and transfers to danger

  37. ANZ & NAB

    Big banks must stop funding lobbying against climate policy

  38. BHP

    BHP investors declare time’s up on anti-climate lobbying

  39. AGL

    AGL Energy AGM: Australian investors lagging on pollution

  40. BHP

    BHP under pressure on climate lobbying

  41. Coles

    ACCR files worker exploitation resolution with Coles

  42. Qantas

    Biloela family deportation facilitated by commercial entities profiting from human rights abuses

  43. Qantas

    International investor backs Qantas human rights resolution

  44. Origin

    ACCR files five shareholder resolutions with Origin

  45. Border Industrial Complex

    Aust PR company snubs international law in response to refugee abuse

  46. Aged Care

    QLD legislation recognises the importance of Aged Care workforce in providing quality care

  47. Supply chain exploitation

    ACCR: NUW report shows supermarkets must do more to manage exploitation in farm supply chains

  48. Border Industrial Complex

    Mercer PR ruling a warning to companies linked to refugee policy

  49. Workforce Disclosure Report

    ASX 100 failing to disclose workforce

  50. Proxy Voting Report

    New ACCR report finds growing support for shareholder proposals

  51. Sigma

    Unanswered questions over supply safety risks in Sigma’s supply chain

  52. Santos

    Santos challenged on climate at AGM

  53. Telstra

    Telstra to scrutinise Business Council's 'Climate Policy Obstruction'

  54. Equinor

    Equinor poised to pressure lobbyists undermining climate action

  55. Gas

    Labor ‘captured’ by gas industry

  56. Rio Tinto industry association

    Rio Tinto Industry Association commitment

  57. Shell

    Media comment: Shell’s industry association review fails Australia

  58. Social Risk Report

    New ACCR report finds decent work crucial to security of prescription drug supply

  59. Franchising Report

    Franchising report: investors must hold franchising companies accountable for widespread wage theft

  60. EPA

    Climate villains victorious in WA

  61. Santos and Woodside

    ACCR files shareholder resolutions to Santos and Woodside

  62. Santos

    Santos Climate Change Report 2019: reduce emissions by burning more gas

  63. Glencore

    Glencore declares ‘peak coal’

  64. Rocky Hill coal mine

    On the landmark Rocky Hill mine decision

  65. Banking Royal Commission

    Banking Royal Commission: regulators must overcome ‘catastrophic impotence’

  66. NAB

    Ken Henry calls out Business Council on climate; refuses to rule out Bight oil and gas projects

  67. IPCC

    Investors call for Australia to close coal power by 2030

  68. BHP

    Has BHP Chosen Coal Over Coral?

  69. NAB

    NAB commits to reviewing lobby's role in climate and energy

  70. Origin

    Origin Energy AGM: record 46% vote slams anti-climate lobby

  71. Westpac

    Westpac to scrutinise Business Council of Australia’s climate lobbying

  72. IPCC

    ACCR to increase shareholder activism after IPCC report

  73. ASIC

    ASIC report proves investors must step up on climate risk

  74. Origin

    Shareholders challenge Origin consent under UN principles

  75. Qantas

    Airlines at risk of engaging in human rights abuses as more asylum seekers and refugees await removal to Sri Lanka

  76. Qantas

    Qantas responds to deportations to danger - out of step with investors and international law

  77. Qantas

    Qantas to face shareholders at AGM - deportations to danger

  78. Qantas

    ACCR to file shareholder resolution calling on Qantas to end deportations to danger

  79. Qantas

    Shareholder action under consideration over Qantas’ position on asylum and refugee deportation

  80. Gender Report

    Gender pay equity: ASX 100 companies rated

  81. Minerals Council of Australia

    Minerals Council’s coal projections at odds with Paris Agreement

  82. Paris Agreement

    Investors have a key role to play in the energy debate

  83. Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto: 18% vote against coal lobby

  84. Rio Tinto

    Shareholder revolt at Rio Tinto’s London AGM over “outright climate hypocrisy”

  85. BHP

    BHP to remain in the US Chamber of Commerce

  86. BHP

    BHP risks investor blowback through association with Canavan’s fossil fuels-friendly taskforce

  87. Media release

    Response to MCA’s updated energy policy

  88. Media release

    Rio Tinto decision not to allow the resolution to be heard at the UK AGM

  89. Rio Tinto

    Global investors worth AU$84 billion line up against coal lobbying: Rio resolution

  90. Minerals Council of Australia

    BHP and MCA at loggerheads on coal, again

  91. BHP

    ACCR's lines on BHP review

  92. BHP

    The Minerals Council of Australia strikes again – kills off Clean Energy Target in Australia

  93. BHP

    Minerals Council membership on the chopping block at BHP AGM tomorrow

  94. BHP

    BHP’s millions for Minerals Council speak louder than words

  95. BHP

    BHP AGM: UK investors face-to-face with Australia’s ‘decade of climate and energy policy chaos’

  96. BHP

    $430 billion CalPERS to support BHP shareholder resolution at UK AGM

  97. Minerals Council of Australia

    Brendan Pearson's resignation as CEO of the Minerals Council of Australia

  98. BHP

    BHP shareholder resolution requests end to relationship with Minerals Council of Australia

  99. BHP

    BHP responds to shareholder concerns about the Minerals Council of Australia