Responsible Investment Approach
November 13 2019
Our mission is to help our members who make or have made an essential contribution to the community achieve their superannuation and retirement goals. We acknowledge that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have the potential to affect the financial performance of our investments and accordingly, we observe the principles for responsible investing to integrate the consideration of these factors with our investment process.
Some examples of ESG issues which may impact investments include:
||Management of labour relations
||Company board composition
||Workplace health and safety
|Sustainable real estate
||Supply chain management
||Conflicts of interest
Our responsible investment approach seeks to integrate the analysis of ESG risks and opportunities through our broader investment processes. We also seek to maximise alignment with the companies we invest in by voting on company resolutions and promoting responsible investment through collaboration on responsible investment initiatives with our peers and industry bodies. ESSSuper is a signatory to the United Nation’s supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative, the Investor Group for Climate Change and CDP (previously known as the Carbon Disclosure Project).
We also strive to provide transparency on our responsible investment activities through our communications to our members, primarily through our website content and related publications. ESSSuper’s Responsible Investment Policy can be found here (PDF 50.6KB).