We believe strong performance needs to be underpinned by responsible investment practices.
We invest to deliver strong, long-term returns for members. ESG factors play an important role in the investment decisions we make across our portfolio, because we believe these issues can present significant risks and opportunities for long-term investment performance. ESG factors taken into account in our investment process may include:
Our responsible investment approach affects all our superannuation and account-based pension products, using a combination of ESG integration and active ownership strategies. For more information on how we invest, please read our responsible investment definition and our Responsible Investment Policy.
Investment restrictions with revenue thresholds
To limit our exposure to certain industries and activities, we apply investment restrictions across the Active Super listed equities portfolios. Some of our investment restrictions are based on revenue thresholds.
We do not invest in listed company shares in developed markets that derive the following percentage or more of their gross revenue from the activities detailed below.
Companies directly involved in the manufacture and/or production of tobacco products**, nuclear weapons, cluster bombs, or land mines
Companies that derive more than the revenue threshold from gambling***, armaments, uranium mining or nuclear power
10% or more
Companies that derive more than the revenue threshold from coal mining, oil tar sands mining, coal-fired electricity generation
33.3% or more
#Does not include revenue from the supply of goods, services or materials to tobacco producers (such as paper, packaging and logistics), or revenue from the sale or distribution of tobacco products.
*10% and 33.3% thresholds are calculated by MSCI based on gross revenue. Thresholds apply only to revenue derived directly from the relevant activities and do not include revenue from the supply of goods, services or materials to companies involved in those activities.
** Tobacco products include cigars, blunts, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, inhalers, beedis, kreteks, smokeless tobacco, snuff, snus, dissolvable and chewing tobacco. Does not include paper or packaging, sales or distribution.
*** Gambling means the provision of gambling services, the manufacture or production of gambling machines, and the hosting of gambling machines. Does not include food and beverage sales.
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