From The New Daily (15/1/24)…
‘Both sides of the ball’: Firms road-blocking climate reforms despite net-zero pledges
Some of Australia’s largest corporations have been accused of “playing both sides of the ball” on climate change, with new analysis revealing a huge gap between their rhetoric and actions.
A report published on Monday by think tank InfluenceMap found that while 87 per cent of the biggest firms and industry groups in Australia say they support climate action, only 35 per cent actually supported progressive climate policy in recent government consultations.
Fossil fuel giants like Woodside and Santos, as well as electricity retailers such as Energy Australia and Origin, are all at risk of “net-zero greenwashing” practices, the report found.
InfluenceMap’s Australian lead Jack Herring said despite delivering a pro-climate message to investors and customers, many large companies are still actively preventing government action.