You can tell a lot by the company you keep.
friends and partners
That’s why we work with industry associations, partners and other investors to promote the best outcomes for our members.
Working with ESG partners on key issues allows us to have a greater impact on company activities and their long-term performance.
Industry associations and partners
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)
ASFA is the peak policy, research and advocacy body for Australia's superannuation industry. Active Super uses research provided by ASFA to improve our member outcomes.
Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)
We're a founding member and Board representative for the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).
ACSI provides independent research and advice to super funds to help manage their ESG investment risks.
Financial Planning Association (FPA)
The FPA represents the interests of the public and Australia’s professional community of financial planners. We promote the highest professional and ethical standards through our financial planners’ membership in FPA.
Fund Executives Association Ltd (FEAL)
The FPA represents the interests of the public and Australia’s professional community of financial planners. Active Super promotes the highest professional and ethical standards through our financial planners’ membership in FPA.
SuperFriend is Active Supers' mental health and wellbeing partner. Founded in 2007, they design and deliver solutions that enable workplaces to thrive, produce national workplace mental health insights through Australia’s largest annual survey, and advocate for positive mental health systems change on behalf of the superannuation and life insurance sectors.
Women in Super
Women in Super is a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve women’s retirement outcomes. Like Active Super, Women in Super advocates for a super system without gender-based inequality.
ESG associations and partners
Access to Medicine Foundation
Active Super works with the Access to Medicine Foundation to improve their knowledge of how pharmaceutical companies manage risks and opportunities related to access-to-medicine and antimicrobial resistance.
Active Super has signed the Access to Medicine Index Investor Statement and has committed to using the research of the Foundation in our investment analysis and engagement with companies.
Access to Nutrition Initiative
Active Super is a signatory of the Investor Expectations on Nutrition, Diets and Health. The expectations were developed to support and spur greater investor engagement with companies to address global nutrition challenges and deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Asset Owner Disclosure Project (AODP)
AODP is an initiative that aims to protect asset owners from the risks posed by climate change through improved disclosure and industry best practice. We were ranked number one in the 2017 AODP 'Global Climate 500' index which assesses how the world’s largest investors manage risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)
We are a founding member and Board representative of ACSI, which provides independent research and advice to super funds to manage ESG investment risks. Active Super uses the recommendations of ACSI to inform our proxy voting decisions.
Active Super is a signatory to the CDP initiative. This initiative provides investors access to company greenhouse gas emissions and water usage data as well as management strategies for climate change, water and deforestation risks.
CGI Glass Lewis
GGI Class Lewis is a leading independent provider of global governance and engagement support services, helping institutional investors to understand and connect with companies in which they invest. Active Super uses the recommendations CGI Glass Lewis to inform our proxy voting decisions.
Climate Action 100+
Climate Action 100+ is a global engagement initiative to focus companies on climate change and better climate-related disclosure. Active Super is involved with Climate Action 100+ where we are the lead investor for Woolworths.
Active Super has a carbon neutral certification from Climate Active.
Green Bond Pledge
The Pledge is a joint initiative developed and designed by 15 international climate finance and environmental groups. Active Super is one of three supporter signatories of the Green Bond Pledge.
Green Building Certification Institute
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is the ESG benchmark for real assets, run by the Green Building Certification Institute. Active Super direct property portfolio has received a 4-star rating from GRESB, confirming that it is one of the most sustainable property portfolios in Australia.
Greenfleet is a not-for-profit environmental organisation that restores bushland through the planting native biodiverse forests to offset carbon emissions and help fight the impacts of climate change.
Active Super offsets carbon as part of our carbon neutral project to both Rimba Raya and Greenfleet.
Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)
Active Super is a founding member of the IGCC, which aims to raise awareness about the potential impacts of climate change on the investment, corporate, government and community sectors.
The group facilitates the inclusion of climate change impacts in investment analysis and decision making.
MSCI strives to bring greater transparency to financial markets, enabling the investment community to make better decisions for a better world.
Active Super uses ESG research to measure and monitor ESG and carbon characteristics of our portfolios.
National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)
NABERS is used to measure a building’s energy efficiency, carbon emissions, as well as the water consumption, and waste production, and then compares it to similar buildings.
Active Super achieved carbon neutral certification by the Australian Government for all NABERS-rated buildings in its direct property portfolio in 2019.
Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition
Active Super joined the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition (an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and CDP) in 2015.
The coalition commits signatories to reduce the carbon intensity of their investments, and also provides knowledge exchange and stakeholder dialogue opportunities.
Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)
Active Super is a long-standing member of RIAA, the peak industry body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand.
Active Super is a certified whole-of-fund responsible super fund, which endorses our longstanding commitment to superior ESG performance and ethical investment management and advice.
Rimba Raya partner with local communities to develop solutions which provide sustainable growth of the economy while protecting and preserving limited and vulnerable natural resources.
All Rimba Raya initiatives meet all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Active Super offsets carbon as part of our carbon neutral project to both Rimba Raya and Greenfleet.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Active Super is a supporter of the TCFD, an initiative that has developed climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers and other stakeholders.
The TCFD framework aims to facilitate the measurement of physical, liability and transition risks associated with climate change and to enable companies to show how they are responding to these risks.
Tobacco Free Portfolios signatory
Active Super has always had a strong commitment to responsible and sustainable investment and was the first super fund in Australia to stop investing in tobacco in 2001.
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Active Super has been a signatory to the United Nations PRI since 2007. The PRI initiative is an international network of investors working together to incorporate sustainability issues into investment decision making and ownership practices.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG)
The UNSDG are a set of 17 aspirational goals developed by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The goals tackle areas including climate change, economic inequality, innovation and sustainable consumption.
Active Super's portfolio investments directly meet these goals and contribute to our impact footprint.