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VicSuper achieves PRI Leaders’ Group status

VicSuper has been named among only 10% of global asset owner signatories that have qualified for the PRI Leaders’ Group, announced in Paris this week at the PRI annual conference.

This inaugural initiative recognises outstanding leadership and showcases the best practices from signatories in responsible investing across all asset classes. VicSuper was one of only six Australian asset owners to be recognised in this elite group.

The 2019 PRI Leaders’ Group focused on the selection, appointment and monitoring of external managers in listed and private equity by asset owners. Signatories were scored in relation to governance, implementation and transparency.

VicSuper’s inclusion in the PRI Leaders’ Group further builds on VicSuper’s considerable work in the responsible investment space, having already achieved a PRI A+ rating over the past two years.

VicSuper’s Chief Investment Officer, Andrew Howard said, “Being one of only 47 asset owners, equivalent to the top 10% of PRI signatories globally, is a strong recognition of the commitment VicSuper has to implementing responsible investment practices in the Fund.”

“Responsible investment is an integral part of the Fund’s overall investment approach and managing environmental, social and governance risks is key to our investment strategy. We believe that competitive long term returns and responsible investment can go hand in hand”.

VicSuper’s Portfolio Manager – Responsible Investments, Kim Farrant said, “Our members want to build their retirement savings in a way that also contributes to a more sustainable future, and we’re committed to helping them do that.” 

Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of the PRI said that it is committed to showcasing leadership and increasing accountability, with a view to raising standards of responsible investment amongst all signatories.

The PRI plans to release a Leaders Group each year.

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