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Gas & Power Companies Divided on the EU's Taxonomy

February 2021

European companies backing robust, science-based regulation on CO2 emissions under the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy are also performing better on stock markets when compared with their peers that are opposing the same policy, according to analysis of InfluenceMap's policy position scores and financial metrics from external databases.

Lobbying on the EU Taxonomy's Green Criteria

December, 2020

Intensive lobbying throughout 2020 from ‘real economy’ sectors has extracted significant concessions from the European Commission on its EU Sustainable Finance taxonomy.

Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Are Dominating Climate Policy Battles During COVID-19

July 9th, 2020

New research from InfluenceMap shows the oil and gas sector to have dominated climate-related policy battles throughout COVID-19 crisis.

Australian Industry Associations and their Carbon Policy Footprint

September 2020

This research finds that Australia’s most influential industry associations are having an overwhelmingly negative impact on climate policy, with 75% of the groups assessed taking positions against climate regulations while promoting a pro-fossil fuel agenda. This research is part of InfluenceMap’s ongoing research on corporate climate lobbying, which feeds into investor processes globally. The results will be of prime interest to numerous asset managers and owners currently engaging on the topic with corporations operating in Australia.

This research finds that Australia’s most influential industry associations are having an overwhelmingly negative impact on climate policy, with 75% of the groups assessed taking positions against climate regulations while promoting a pro-fossil fuel agenda.

Is the Fed Being Sector Neutral?

Updated September 24 2020

The research finds that the only sector where the Fed is consistently overweight on all three indicators (debt outstanding, equity values and employment) is the GISC Energy sector which contains oil/gas and coal value chain companies exclusively.

BHP and Rio Tinto:
Their Industry Groups and Climate Lobbying

May 2020

This analysis highlights a trend whereby companies and industry groups are engaging with investors and the media by focusing attention on top-line positive statements on climate while distracting stakeholders from the important details that conversely show patterns of opposition to science-based climate policy.

Climate Funds and Fossil Fuels

September 2019

The report identifies 118 climate-themed funds with an aggregate AUM of US$18Bn and examines the presence of fossil fuel reserves owned by the companies held by these funds.

Thermal Coal in Asia:
The Real Risks for Investors

October 2019

An investor briefing on Japanese financial sector exposure to coal power

Big Oil’s Real Agenda on Climate Change

March 2019

How the oil majors have spent $1Bn since Paris on narrative capture and lobbying on climate

North Sea Oil and Gas Taxation and Lobbying

March 2017

The last few years has seen a significant reduction in the tax North Sea operators pay to extract oil and gas, to the point where the UK Treasury is now paying the sector £24m per year to operate. The industry has achieved this by a variety of influencing tactics aimed at multiple levels of the tax policy making process.

BP's Energy Outlook for 2017:
Will it fully consider climate risk?

January 2017

As BP's 2017 Energy Outlook is published, this note summarises BP's performance on climate risk disclosure and highlights climate lobbying activity.

Who Owns the World's Coal

May 2017

This report tracks the links between the coal reserves, operating coal companies and shareholders who own these companies, showing roughly $185bn in shareholder value associated with 117 listed thermal coal producers/owners.

BHP and its Trade Associations on Climate

December 2017

The global mining giant has just published a review of climate/energy misalignments between it and its key lobby groups - InfluenceMap fact checks this for accuracy and completeness.

Big Oil and the Obstruction of Climate Regulations

October 2015

The energy majors' strategy (Shell, BP and Total) leading up to Paris 2015 is to call for a price on carbon. Behind the scenes, however, all are systematically obstructing the very laws that would enable a meaningful price.

An Investor Enquiry:
How Much Big Oil Spends on Climate Lobbying

April 2016

Research suggests ExxonMobil spent $27m and Shell $22m to obstruct climate legislation in 2015, with the American Petroleum Institute and two smaller trade associations spending a further $74m on behalf of the entire industry.

Oil Companies Waking Up to Climate Risk

April 2016

The clear trend is greater disclosure by the oil/gas industry of regulatory risk posed by climate policy with emphasis of a likely shift following the Paris Agreement. Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Valero Energy all imply that significant regulatory risk at the national levels is on the horizon after COP21.

Oil Majors and Climate Risk:
What Investors Need to Know

November 2016

Issues surrounding climate disclosure investigations by the New York Attorney General into ExxonMobil may be pervasive in the industry.

Press Releases

Date
Title
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04/03/2021
Fossil Fuels
Energy Policy
Climate Policy Engagement
30/09/2021
Fossil Fuels
Climate Policy Lobbying
Climate Policy Engagement
29/01/2021
Automotive and Transport
Fossil Fuels
Climate Policy Lobbying
Climate Policy Engagement
04/03/2021
Fossil Fuels
Climate Policy Lobbying
Energy Policy
20/05/2021
Fossil Fuels
Climate Policy Lobbying
Energy Policy
12/04/2021
Australia
Fossil Fuels
Energy Policy
18/02/2021
Electric Power
Fossil Fuels
Energy Policy
23/03/2021
Fossil Fuels
Sustainable Finance
Climate Policy Lobbying