Industry engagement and thought leadership

VicSuper aims to promote sustainability and increase its understanding of environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. 

We collaborate with our peers in a number of superannuation and institutional investor organisations and roundtable initiatives. The insights provided through these collaborations allow us to prepare against future risk and better position ourselves to take advantage of opportunities. The following is a full list of our memberships, external charters and principles signatories and thought leadership groups:

Memberships
Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) Provides independent research and advice to assist its member superannuation funds to manage ESG investment risk and ultimately improve the ESG performance of the companies we invest in.
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) AIST is the peak representative body for the not-for-profit superannuation sector. AIST is made up of trustee directors and employees of funds and seeks to enhance the governance of the superannuation system.
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) ASFA is the peak industry body representing all superannuation fund sectors, service providers and fund members. ASFA works to achieve better retirement outcomes for members through research and advocacy, and provides a range of services to members.
Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) IGCC is a collaboration of investors focussing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuation unit holders.
Responsible Investment Association of Australia (RIAA) RIAA seeks to promote responsible investment amongst industry professionals and educates on the value of making investment choices that take ethics and ESG factors into account.
Signatories
30% Club The 30% Club Australia launched in May 2015 with the primary objective of campaigning for 30% women on ASX 200 boards by the end 2018 and promoting the benefits of diversity at all levels of business. 
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) CDP encourages thousands of companies and cities across the world to measure and disclose their environmental information. CDP has gathered the largest global database of emissions data which enabling investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
Natural Capital Finance Alliance  The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) is a worldwide finance led initiative to integrate natural capital (natural resources and ecosystem services) considerations into financial products and services, and to work towards their inclusion in financial accounting, disclosure and reporting.
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) The UN supported PRI Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ into practice. It seeks to encourage signatories to incorporate sustainability into their investment decision making and ownership practices.
Tobacco Free Portfolios The Tobacco Free Portfolio initiative initiative aims to inform, prioritise and advance tobacco free investment by eliminating tobacco from investment portfolios across the globe.
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)  UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 200 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance. 
Research and thought leadership
The Future Economy Group The Future Economy Group is a collaboration of Victorian business and environmental leaders. The Group is focused on undertaking research on the Victorian economy and its reliance on natural capital. More information can be found at: http://www.futureeconomy.com.au/
The Integrated Report Pension Network The Integrated Reporting Pension Network is a collaboration between AIST, ACSI, the IIRC and superannuation funds across the globe. The Network aims to facilitate transparent, comprehensive and balanced corporate reporting through the application of the Integrated Reporting Framework.

VicSuper aims to promote sustainability and increase its understanding of environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. 

We collaborate with our peers in a number of superannuation and institutional investor organisations and roundtable initiatives. The insights provided through these collaborations allow us to prepare against future risk and better position ourselves to take advantage of opportunities. The following is a full list of our memberships, external charters and principles signatories and thought leadership groups:

Memberships
Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) Provides independent research and advice to assist its member superannuation funds to manage ESG investment risk and ultimately improve the ESG performance of the companies we invest in.
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) AIST is the peak representative body for the not-for-profit superannuation sector. AIST is made up of trustee directors and employees of funds and seeks to enhance the governance of the superannuation system.
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) ASFA is the peak industry body representing all superannuation fund sectors, service providers and fund members. ASFA works to achieve better retirement outcomes for members through research and advocacy, and provides a range of services to members.
Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) IGCC is a collaboration of investors focussing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuation unit holders.
Responsible Investment Association of Australia (RIAA) RIAA seeks to promote responsible investment amongst industry professionals and educates on the value of making investment choices that take ethics and ESG factors into account.
Signatories
30% Club The 30% Club Australia launched in May 2015 with the primary objective of campaigning for 30% women on ASX 200 boards by the end 2018 and promoting the benefits of diversity at all levels of business. 
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) CDP encourages thousands of companies and cities across the world to measure and disclose their environmental information. CDP has gathered the largest global database of emissions data which enabling investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
Natural Capital Finance Alliance  The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) is a worldwide finance led initiative to integrate natural capital (natural resources and ecosystem services) considerations into financial products and services, and to work towards their inclusion in financial accounting, disclosure and reporting.
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) The UN supported PRI Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six ‘Principles for Responsible Investment’ into practice. It seeks to encourage signatories to incorporate sustainability into their investment decision making and ownership practices.
Tobacco Free Portfolios The Tobacco Free Portfolio initiative initiative aims to inform, prioritise and advance tobacco free investment by eliminating tobacco from investment portfolios across the globe.
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)  UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 200 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance. 
Research and thought leadership
The Future Economy Group The Future Economy Group is a collaboration of Victorian business and environmental leaders. The Group is focused on undertaking research on the Victorian economy and its reliance on natural capital. More information can be found at: http://www.futureeconomy.com.au/
The Integrated Report Pension Network The Integrated Reporting Pension Network is a collaboration between AIST, ACSI, the IIRC and superannuation funds across the globe. The Network aims to facilitate transparent, comprehensive and balanced corporate reporting through the application of the Integrated Reporting Framework.