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    Autumn 2017


    Next Steps Plus
    Autumn 2017
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  • Become a Socially Conscious investor
    Become a Socially Conscious investor

    Environmental and social issues are important to you
    Over the past 12 months we’ve undertaken extensive research to understand which environmental and social issues are important to our members.

    In response to this feedback, we're excited to announce VicSuper's Socially Conscious investment option was made available on 1 February 2017. This is a restructure to the older Equity Growth Sustainability investment option.

    Which social and environmental objectives apply to the option?
    The option gives members the opportunity to align super savings with their own social and environmental values.

    It includes a wider range of social and environmental objectives within the equities component of the option, with greater integration of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach within other asset classes. There are also some changes to the strategic asset allocations, risk and return objectives and investment costs.

    VicSuper’s Socially Conscious investment option provides our members with an easy, accessible and cost effective way of investing their retirement savings in a socially conscious manner.

    It aims to help our members:

    • take action on climate change by not investing in companies that hold fossil fuel reserves used for energy purposes or whose principal business revenue is derived from direct fossil fuel activities.
    • minimise social harm by not investing in companies that are materially involved in activities that potentially cause social harm, for example tobacco production, alcohol, gambling, military weapons, civilian firearms, pornography and genetically modified organisms;
    • protect human rights, labour rights and the environment by not investing in companies that have been involved in severe incidents and/or controversies, or have been found to not be adhering to widely accepted global conventions such as the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
    Environmental and social issues are important to you
    Over the past 12 months we’ve undertaken extensive research to understand which environmental and social issues are important to our members.

    In response to this feedback, we're excited to announce VicSuper's Socially Conscious investment option was made available on 1 February 2017. This is a restructure to the older Equity Growth Sustainability investment option.

    Which social and environmental objectives apply to the option?
    The option gives members the opportunity to align super savings with their own social and environmental values.

    It includes a wider range of social and environmental objectives within the equities component of the option, with greater integration of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach within other asset classes. There are also some changes to the strategic asset allocations, risk and return objectives and investment costs.

    VicSuper’s Socially Conscious investment option provides our members with an easy, accessible and cost effective way of investing their retirement savings in a socially conscious manner.

    It aims to help our members:

    • take action on climate change by not investing in companies that hold fossil fuel reserves used for energy purposes or whose principal business revenue is derived from direct fossil fuel activities.
    • minimise social harm by not investing in companies that are materially involved in activities that potentially cause social harm, for example tobacco production, alcohol, gambling, military weapons, civilian firearms, pornography and genetically modified organisms;
    • protect human rights, labour rights and the environment by not investing in companies that have been involved in severe incidents and/or controversies, or have been found to not be adhering to widely accepted global conventions such as the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Does this investment option appeal to you?
    Does this investment option appeal to you?

    To find out more about the super option that makes a difference, call our Member Centre 1300 366 216 to arrange an appointment with a super expert.

    You can also book an appointment online or log into MembersOnline and update your investment allocations.
    To find out more about the super option that makes a difference, call our Member Centre 1300 366 216 to arrange an appointment with a super expert.

    You can also book an appointment online or log into MembersOnline and update your investment allocations.