Socially conscious investing

We believe we operate at the forefront of our industry. Find out what we are doing to ensure we continue to lead the way.


We believe we operate at the forefront of our industry. Find out what we are doing to ensure we continue to lead the way.
  • Super that makes a difference
    Super that makes a difference

    In February this year, VicSuper’s Equity Growth Sustainability investment option was renamed and restructured to become the Socially Conscious Investment option. Our revised option provides our members with the opportunity to invest their super savings in closer alignment with their social and environmental values.

    Socially Conscious was designed with two things in mind. Firstly, we wanted our option to address a range of social and environmental issues raised by our members, and secondly, we wanted it to be competitive on both price and potential returns. By selecting this option, members do not have to pay any more to invest in a socially responsible way compared to our Balanced option. So far, our Socially Conscious option has attracted new members increased funds under management in the option by 40% in the five months since its launch and importantly its investment performance to date, is comparable with our mainstream Balanced option with no additional fees. To us this demonstrates that our members value having an option like this available to them.

    Importantly, we undertook extensive research and surveyed our members to seek feedback on a range of design elements including issue coverage of environment and social issues, return expectations, pricing and an appropriate asset mix and risk profile.

    Socially Conscious has been certified by Responsible Investment Association Australasia who independently verifies that the option meets specific environmental and social criteria. Find out more about this certification.
    In February this year, VicSuper’s Equity Growth Sustainability investment option was renamed and restructured to become the Socially Conscious Investment option. Our revised option provides our members with the opportunity to invest their super savings in closer alignment with their social and environmental values.

    Socially Conscious was designed with two things in mind. Firstly, we wanted our option to address a range of social and environmental issues raised by our members, and secondly, we wanted it to be competitive on both price and potential returns. By selecting this option, members do not have to pay any more to invest in a socially responsible way compared to our Balanced option. So far, our Socially Conscious option has attracted new members increased funds under management in the option by 40% in the five months since its launch and importantly its investment performance to date, is comparable with our mainstream Balanced option with no additional fees. To us this demonstrates that our members value having an option like this available to them.

    Importantly, we undertook extensive research and surveyed our members to seek feedback on a range of design elements including issue coverage of environment and social issues, return expectations, pricing and an appropriate asset mix and risk profile.

    Socially Conscious has been certified by Responsible Investment Association Australasia who independently verifies that the option meets specific environmental and social criteria. Find out more about this certification.