Corporate Climate Policy Engagement

The Largest Corporates in Australia Compared on Climate Lobbying

The diagram below charts the Total Score and global Engagement Intensity for the 50 companies operating in Australia that are most significant to climate change (please see FAQs for how these companies were chosen). The higher the Total Score, the more the company lobbies to support Paris-Aligned climate policy. The Total Score expresses how supportive or obstructive the company is towards climate policy aligned with the Paris Agreement, incorporating an analysis of its trade association links. The Engagement Intensity (0-100) expresses the intensity of this activity, whether positive or negative. This diagram shows the global Engagement Intensity rather than how companies are lobbying in Australia specifically, which is shown in the second diagram.

InfluenceMap maintains the world’s leading database of corporate and industry association lobbying of climate policy around the globe, covering around 300 companies and 150 industry groups globally. Full details of what our metrics mean are contained within the info icons. A full explanation of our methodology can be found here.

The Australian Lobbying Landscape

The above diagram shows the global Engagement Intensities for each company. In order to determine which companies are the most engaged within Australia, InfluenceMap analyzed how many Australian-specific engagements each company had. The diagram below shows the top 15 companies most engaged with Australian climate policy, and which sector they belong to.

Top 15 companies engaged on climate change and climate policy in Australia since 2018


Company Listings

Below is a ranking table with the 50 companies included in this research. A summary profile and full access to the data underlying the assessments can be accessed via the links in the table

Influencemap Performance BandOrganizationEngagement Intensity
C+AGL Australia34UtilitiesOceania
DAlcoa10Metals & MiningNorth America
C-Ampol Limited (formerly Caltex Australia)9EnergyOceania
DAnglo American19Metals & MiningEurope
BApple28Information TechnologyNorth America
CAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group9FinancialsOceania
D+BHP39Metals & MiningOceania
C-Bluescope Steel30Metals & MiningOceania
D+Boral Limited6Metals & MiningOceania
D-Chevron46EnergyNorth America
C-CLP Holdings (EnergyAustralia)18UtilitiesAsia
D+Coles Group2Consumer StaplesOceania
C+Commonwealth Bank of Australia6FinancialsOceania
D-ConocoPhillips36EnergyNorth America
DExxonMobil48EnergyNorth America
C-Fortescue Metals Group21Metals & MiningOceania
D-Glencore International26Metals & MiningEurope
CInsurance Australia Group7FinancialsOceania
C-Lendlease5Construction MaterialsOceania
CMacquarie Group16FinancialsOceania
D+Mitsubishi Corporation15IndustrialsAsia
B-National Australia Bank11FinancialsOceania
C-Origin Energy36EnergyOceania
FPeabody18Metals & MiningNorth America
C-Qantas Airways8TransportationOceania
DRio Tinto Group32Metals & MiningEurope
N/ASingapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel)3TelecommunicationsAsia
D+South3212Metals & MiningOceania
FSunset Power International (Delta Electricity)11UtilitiesOceania
D+Virgin Australia7TransportationOceania
DViva Energy12EnergyOceania
C+Westpac Banking Corporation12FinancialsOceania
E-Whitehaven Coal21Metals & MiningOceania
CWoolworths Ltd6Consumer StaplesOceania
E+Yancoal9Metals & MiningOceania
DToyota Motor26AutomobilesAsia
CHolcim48Construction MaterialsEurope
N/AMetcash1Consumer StaplesOceania
DBeach Energy8EnergyAustralia
D-Newcrest Mining4MaterialsOceania
C-Snowy Hydro11EnergyOceania
N/ATamboran Resources0EnergyOceania
CAustralian Industry Group (Ai Group)49All SectorsOceania
D+Business Council of Australia43All SectorsOceania
E+Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry20All SectorsOceania
DAustralian Industry Greenhouse Network21EnergyOceania
DEnergy Users Association of Australia22EnergyOceania
A-Energy Efficiency Council26EnergyOceania
C+Australian Energy Council35EnergyOceania
A-Clean Energy Council35EnergyOceania
E+Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)43Metals & MiningOceania
E-NSW Minerals Council26Metals & MiningOceania
EQueensland Resources Council (QRC)17Metals & MiningOceania
D-Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME)20Metals & MiningOceania
E+Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)35EnergyOceania
D+Australian Pipelines and Gas Association16EnergyOceania
BCarbon Market Institute30All SectorsOceania
D+Gas Energy Australia15EnergyOceania
C-Energy Networks Australia16EnergyOceania
D-South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy17Metals & MiningOceania
EAssociation of Mining and Exploration Companies5Metals & MiningOceania
E+Australian Institute of Petroleum9EnergyOceania
C-Australian Steel Institute6All SectorsOceania