USE YOUR SUPER TO INFLUENCE SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST COMPANIES

Ask your super fund to demand better climate and human rights performance from four major Australia’s biggest companies!

USE YOUR SUPER TO INFLUENCE SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST COMPANIES
2017 resolutions

As a super fund member, you have the power to force four major Australian companies to improve their environmental and human rights performance.

Market Forces has worked with shareholders to lodge shareholder resolutions, asking:

  • CommBank directors to manage the company in a manner consistent with the objective of holding global warming to below two degrees; and
  • Origin Energy to improve the way it discloses climate risk, to publish a transition plan and to accurately measure its fugitive methane emissions.

The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has lodged a resolution with BHP Billiton, calling on the mining giant to reconsider its membership of anti-climate action lobby group, the Minerals Council of Australia. ACCR has also coordinated resolutions demanding Woolworths improve its reporting on the human rights impacts of their business practices.

As some of Australia’s biggest companies, almost every super fund is invested in CommBank, Origin, BHP and Woolworths. This gives your fund the power to vote on the proposed climate resolutions at these companies’ annual general meetings in October and November.

Use the form to contact your super fund and ask them to vote in favour of the proposed climate and human rights resolutions. With your support, we can help change the destructive behaviour of some of Australia’s biggest companies.

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