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Climate Policy Engagement Overview: InterGen appears to have a largely mixed position on climate change, with limited engagement on specific climate-related policies. The company adopts a broadly positive top-line position on the need for climate action and has communicated support for an increased role for renewables in the energy mix. However, Intergen appears to be also advocating a long term role for fossil gas.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: InterGen’s top-line messaging appears generally supportive of action on climate change. In a February 2022 press release, CEO Jim Lightfoot communicated broad support for the UK’s net-zero target. InterGen likewise advocated for a global transition to net-zero emissions in its 2020 Environment, Social and Governance Report, published in 2021, although without specifying a date it would like to see this achieved by. In the same report, InterGen also appears to take a positive position on the need for government policy in responding to climate change. Notably, InterGen’s messaging in Australia appears to adopt a more negative position on climate policy. As reported in a June 2020 article by The Australian, Brent Gungther, Managing Director of InterGen’s Australia operations, reportedly opposed climate action in line with a net-zero by 2050 target.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: InterGen appears to have limited transparent disclosure and engagement on specific climate policies. In its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, the company suggests that it is working with governments on climate change, however, no evidence of engagement with specific climate-related regulations has been found since 2017.

Positioning on Energy Transition: InterGen appears to have a mixed position on the energy transition, offering top-line support for renewable energy sources, while appearing to continue to advocate a role for fossil fuels in the energy mix. In its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, InterGen appears to simultaneously advocate for the growth of wind and solar whilst also communicating support for the continued role of fossil gas and coal in the energy mix. In a 2021 interview with Solar Power Portal, CEO Jim Lightfoot likewise communicated top-line support for low emissions' technology and fossil gas.

Industry Association Governance: While InterGen has listed its membership in two industry associations in its 2020 Environment, Social and Governance Report the company does not have a clearly identifiable, dedicated disclosure of its industry associations, nor does it publish an audit disclosure of its alignment with its industry associations on climate change policy. Nevertheless, InterGen is a member of the Australian Energy Council and Energy UK, where it holds representation on the board. The Australian Energy Council seems broadly supportive of action against climate change; however, it appears to not fully support the transition from fossil fuels in electricity generation.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.