“When I bought the shares last year, I chose shares in fossil fuel companies with the intention of using my investment to drive this transition. I wanted to drive change from within,” Tink said.
“I recognise that shareholder activism takes a lot of work, and once I was selected to run for North Sydney, I couldn’t put in the time I wanted to.
“I wish I’d taken action with the shares earlier and now that I’m an MP and have even less time to do the kind of shareholder activism I wanted, I’ve divested the shares and made a donation to Market Forces, which focuses on shareholder advocacy to drive climate action faster.”
Tink said that she would be putting her new role to use in getting more action on climate change.
“To this end, I have an exposure draft of my private members bill to clean up exhaust pipe pollution from petrol and diesel cars. Cars make up for about 16% of Australia’s carbon emissions so we urgently need to tackle cutting emissions from this sector.”
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