Responsible investment incorporates environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions. It’s an integral part of our overall investment approach and helps to optimise members' retirement savings and incomes, and positively contributes to the world our members live and will retire in.
Our approach to responsible investment is based on four pillars
Environment, social and governance (ESG) integration, active ownership, member choice and investing in sustainable outcomes. VicSuper undertakes responsible investment for all asset classes with the exception of cash (due to the nature of cash investments).
- Read VicSuper's Engagement and Proxy Voting Policy (PDF 740kb).
- Find out more about our company engagement and proxy voting activity.
- Read about our investment beliefs in the Responsible Investment Policy (PDF 99kb).
Principles for Responsible Investment A+ rating
We have achieved an A+ rating for our Responsible Investment Strategy and Governance from Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). We also recorded significant improvements for implementation of responsible investment related to Listed Equities, Fixed Income - SSA and Active Ownership, resulting in A+ or A ratings across the board. PRI is an independent body and the world’s leading advocate for responsible investment supported by (but not part of) the United Nations.
Read our PRI transparency report (PDF 561kb)
Asset Owner Stewardship Code VicSuper is proud to be one of the first signatories to the Australian Asset Owner Stewardship Code, developed by the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). We’re committed to using the tools of engagement and voting to influence company behaviour for the benefit of companies, our members and wider society. Our Stewardship Statement explains how we adhere to the Code principles.
See our Stewardship Statement (PDF 69kb)
We believe we can deliver strong long-term returns to members while contributing positively to the world in which our members live and retire. Through our investments in affordable housing, community projects, renewables and new technologies, we’re helping to support employment, contribute to economic growth, and grow the communities where our members live, work and retire.
In addition to making a positive contribution to the community, we believe these projects and investments will contribute to delivering strong long-term returns to members. Find out how we're investing in projects to help build our communities and economic growth.
Climate Action 100+
VicSuper collaborates with more than 320 investors, with a combined total of US$33 trillion in assets under management, to engage the world’s largest greenhouse gas-emitting companies to act on climate change. Through the Climate Action 100+ initiative, VicSuper engages with investee companies to reduce emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and to strengthen governance practices and financial reporting on climate change. Learn more