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.
Although you might want your super fund to produce a good investment return every year, many fund members also want their money invested responsibly and in line with their personal values. To help you ensure your super account is being invested the way you want, we have prepared a simple guide to what responsible investment means when it comes to your super fund.
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.