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 Australia39UtilitiesOceania
DAlcoa14Metals & MiningNorth America
C-Ampol Limited (formerly Caltex Australia)10EnergyOceania
D+Anglo American23Metals & MiningEurope
BApple30Information TechnologyNorth America
CAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group10FinancialsOceania
D+BHP37Metals & MiningOceania
C-Bluescope Steel34Metals & MiningOceania
D+Boral Limited7Metals & MiningOceania
D-Chevron48EnergyNorth America
C-CLP Holdings (EnergyAustralia)18UtilitiesAsia
D+Coles Group2Consumer StaplesOceania
C+Commonwealth Bank of Australia7FinancialsOceania
D-ConocoPhillips37EnergyNorth America
DExxonMobil52EnergyNorth America
C-Fortescue Metals Group27Metals & MiningOceania
D-Glencore International31Metals & MiningEurope
CInsurance Australia Group7FinancialsOceania
C-Lendlease5Construction MaterialsOceania
CMacquarie Group20FinancialsOceania
D+Mitsubishi Corporation22IndustrialsAsia
B-National Australia Bank12FinancialsOceania
C-Origin Energy44EnergyOceania
FPeabody18Metals & MiningNorth America
C-Qantas Airways12TransportationOceania
DRio Tinto Group40Metals & MiningEurope
N/ASingapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel)2TelecommunicationsAsia
D+South3215Metals & MiningOceania
FSunset Power International (Delta Electricity)14UtilitiesOceania
D+Virgin Australia7TransportationOceania
DViva Energy11EnergyOceania
C+Westpac Banking Corporation15FinancialsOceania
E-Whitehaven Coal21Metals & MiningOceania
CWoolworths Ltd9Consumer StaplesOceania
E+Yancoal14Metals & MiningOceania
DToyota Motor39AutomobilesAsia
CHolcim47Construction MaterialsEurope
N/AMetcash1Consumer StaplesOceania
DBeach Energy10EnergyNorth America
D-Newcrest Mining6MaterialsOceania
C-Snowy Hydro11EnergyOceania
DTamboran Resources13EnergyOceania
D+Senex Energy10EnergyOceania
CAustralian Industry Group (Ai Group)55All SectorsOceania
C-Business Council of Australia53All SectorsOceania
E+Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry19All SectorsOceania
D+Australian Industry Greenhouse Network24EnergyOceania
DEnergy Users Association of Australia25EnergyOceania
A-Energy Efficiency Council27EnergyOceania
CAustralian Energy Council43EnergyOceania
A-Clean Energy Council39EnergyOceania
D-Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)49Metals & MiningOceania
ENSW Minerals Council31Metals & MiningOceania
EQueensland Resources Council (QRC)21Metals & MiningOceania
D-Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME)26Metals & MiningOceania
E+Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)43EnergyOceania
DAustralian Pipelines and Gas Association17EnergyOceania
BCarbon Market Institute45All SectorsOceania
C-Gas Energy Australia18EnergyOceania
CEnergy Networks Australia16EnergyOceania
DSouth Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy19Metals & MiningOceania
E+Association of Mining and Exploration Companies23Metals & MiningOceania
E+Australian Institute of Petroleum10EnergyOceania
N/AAustralian Steel Institute4All SectorsOceania
D+Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI)24AutomobilesOceania
BElectric Vehicle Council25AutomobilesOceania