Active Super names its top 3 Sustainable Development Goals

May 2022

For some time, Active Super has considered the globally recognised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when seeking investments that make a positive impact on the world. SDGs are a set of aspirational goals developed by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. There are 17 goals in total, tackling issues including climate change, economic inequality, innovation and sustainable consumption. 

Moving forward, we have identified the three SDGs where we believe we can make the most impact, while simultaneously delivering strong sustainable returns to our members.

Our top three SDG goals are:

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

 Head of Responsible Investment, Moya Yip, explains that SDGs are just one of the ways Active Super seeks to measure the impact of its investments. “We also assess Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) risk, carbon emissions, pollution, and waste. We adhere to internationally recognised measures like Taskforce on Climate Disclosure. We regularly monitor the impact our investments are having on people – through positive investments like schools and hospitals, and by screening for incidents of modern slavery and other risks to society.”

But Moya says the move to double-down on three specific SDGs will allow Active Super to focus its efforts where they count. “Ultimately, it means we’ll be able to have a bigger positive impact, by concentrating our time and resources on these three key goals, rather than across all 17,” she says. 

“Many of our investments are already directly linked to these three goals, directly shaping real-world outcomes. These SDGs fit well with our portfolio and will continue to help us make a bigger and more measurable impact.”