We use local and global specialists to help us to engage with the listed companies we invest in on their environment, social and governance performance (ESG). The overall aim of this engagement is to protect the long-term value of our members’ retirement savings. We believe that engagement also works to positively influence corporate strategies and behaviour.

We undertake this engagement indirectly through service providers, because we believe this approach maximises our voice and influence. Engagement involves meeting with representatives of an investee company (usually members of the board or executive), in order to advocate for change.

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) undertakes engagement with the Australian-listed companies in our portfolio. ACSI provides research and advice to assist its member super funds to manage ESG investment risk and ultimately improve the ESG performance of the companies we invest in.

UK-based Hermes Equity Ownership Services undertakes engagement with the listed international companies in which we invest. Our external investment managers also engage investee companies, based on guidance that we provide. From time to time, where engagements are aligned with our priority objectives or where we have a material investment in a particular company, we may engage directly.

We use local and global specialists to help us to engage with the listed companies we invest in on their environment, social and governance performance (ESG). The overall aim of this engagement is to protect the long-term value of our members’ retirement savings. We believe that engagement also works to positively influence corporate strategies and behaviour.

We undertake this engagement indirectly through service providers, because we believe this approach maximises our voice and influence. Engagement involves meeting with representatives of an investee company (usually members of the board or executive), in order to advocate for change.

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) undertakes engagement with the Australian-listed companies in our portfolio. ACSI provides research and advice to assist its member super funds to manage ESG investment risk and ultimately improve the ESG performance of the companies we invest in.

UK-based Hermes Equity Ownership Services undertakes engagement with the listed international companies in which we invest. Our external investment managers also engage investee companies, based on guidance that we provide. From time to time, where engagements are aligned with our priority objectives or where we have a material investment in a particular company, we may engage directly.