The Principles for Responsible Investment
TelstraSuper has been a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) since 2007. As the world’s leading proponent of responsible investing, the United Nations-supported PRI encourages its signatories to incorporate the analysis of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) factors in their investment and ownership decisions.
Signatories report to the PRI on their responsible investment practices and receive a scored assessment based on PRI guidelines and relative peer practice. The assessment process is an important benchmark for measuring our responsible investment approach and progress. You can find out more about the Principles and the implementation process at unpri.org.
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
TelstraSuper is an active member of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). ACSI members collaborate to achieve genuine, measurable and permanent improvements in the ESG practices and performance of the companies they invest in.
Areas of collaborative engagement focus include:
- Climate change
- gender diversity
- human rights and labour supply chain
- executive remuneration
- culture and whistleblowing.
You can read more about ACSI and current projects at acsi.org.au
Climate Action 100+ participant
TelstraSuper signed-on to Climate Action 100+ as a participant in December 2019. Climate Action 100+ is an investor initiative launched in 2017 to encourage the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to take necessary action on climate change. The Climate Action 100+ Investor groups are engaging companies to:
- Implement a strong governance framework
- Take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their value chain; and
- Provide enhanced corporate disclosures on climate related matters
Read more about Climate Action 100+.
Tobacco Free Pledge Program
We’re signatories to the United Nations Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge. The Pledge recognises leading financial organisations that have implemented tobacco-free finance policies. This move demonstrates TelstraSuper’s commitment to the tobacco-free finance movement and showcases our leadership in sustainability. You can learn more about the Pledge on the Tobacco Free Portfolios website.