More than 10 million Australians have a superannuation account. Which means, effectively, more than 10 million of us are mini-shareholders with the capacity to influence future business decisions.
New research indicates a fresh determination among Australia’s largest super funds to act on climate change risks.
We look at whether you can rid your super of fossil fuels, and how a renewable energy portfolio might affect your nest egg.
While climate change is front of mind for many Australians during a summer of catastrophic bushfires, it is just one of many environmental, social and governance issues driving a growing investor demand for sustainable investments.
If you’d like more control over how your super is invested, we have prepared a simple guide to what responsible investment means when it comes to super.
Gone are the days when ethical investing existed on the periphery of investment management and the debate centred around whether or not environmental, social and governance (ESG) focussed funds could actually perform as well as mainstream funds.
Investors are enjoying an explosion in the range of sustainable investment options in the market. Between 2016 and 2017 there was a 340% rise in funds that screen assets for their sustainability features, or lack thereof.