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.
Industry associations and partners
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST)
We’re a proud member of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. AIST advocates for financial wellbeing in retirement for all Australians regardless of their gender, culture, education or socio-economic background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trustee’s business operations have been certified carbon neutral by the Australian Government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Organisations program.
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.
Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)
Active Super is a long-standing member of RIAA, the peak industry body representing responsible 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 responsible investment management and advice.
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.
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.