Resources

Australia:
Key Lobbying Updates Jan-Sept 2021

This Lobbying Update provides details of corporate lobbying on key policies in 2021 thus far, including the Victorian Gas Substitution Roadmap, the inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia's export industries, the gas-fired recovery plan, the remit expansion to ARENA, and post 2025 market design options. InfluenceMap will continue to provide corporate lobbying updates regularly on this platform.

Does Corporate Australia Support Paris-Aligned Climate Policy?

September 2021

InfluenceMap's new research looked at the 50 most economically significant companies in Australia in relation to climate change and their potential to influence climate policy. The research found that none are strategically supporting Australian climate policy in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. In contrast, nearly half of the companies assessed hold policy positions that are misaligned from the goals of the Paris Agreement. Full details are on InfluenceMap's interactive platform.

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.

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.

Corporate Carbon Policy Footprint - the 50 Most Influential

October 2019

The 50 Corporations Shaping the Global Climate Agenda

Industry Groups and their Carbon Footprints

September 2019

US Lobbyists Dominate the List of the World's Most Influential and Negative on Climate

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.

Trade Associations and their Climate Policy Footprint

December 2017

Industry groups are key lobbying agents for business - we use our analytics to pick out the 50 most influential on climate.

Corporate Carbon Policy Footprint - the 50 Most Influential

September 2017

InfluenceMap has identified the 50 companies most influential in shaping climate and energy policy around the world. Some of these (such as ExxonMobil) are in opposition while others (such as Apple and Unilever) are championing ambitious national-level policy to support their decarbonization plans...

Press Releases

Date
Program
Title
Download
2021-10-21
Briefing
Climate Policy Lobbying
Australia
Australian Government Lobbied to Protect Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
2021-09-09
Climate Policy Lobbying
Australia
Anti-climate Voices within Corporate Australia Dominating Policy Debate
2021-04-12
Energy Policy
Australia
Fossil Fuels
Equinor exits Australia’s oil and gas lobby group
2021-05-05
Climate Policy Lobbying
Finance and Climate Risk
Australia
Sustainable Finance
Australian investor concern on climate change part of global trend